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Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Just like to Wish all my "Friends" a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

December 24, 2013

The night before Christmas, how special was this day when you were a kid, you had been checking out all them gifts with your name on, under the Christmas tree. Wondering what is in the wrapping? You would pick it up, shake it when no one was around, and it did not make any noise.

They were good memories, now we watch our kids do the same things we once did. We just enjoy that moment, as we recall our own childhood memories. Christmas is all about family, friends and our loved ones, the gifts have no real meaning, but our token of appreciation seeing that smile on their face as they open up your gift.

There is so much going on in the world, now it is time to just close your mind to all that is going on, and enjoy this special time of year. The world will still be in the same shape; if you just excuse yourself for 48 hours. All the headaches, problems will still be there. We all need to start enjoying the moment, with our loved ones.

I been guilty of doing this, l suppose most have. We do not allow ourselves to understand the true meaning of what Christmas has to offer. The saddest thing l can recall on Christmas day, where retail stores that were open, why l would ask?

Then you take into consideration the greed factor of "OPEC" knowing that this is the busiest time of year for travelers, so what do they do? They increased the price of fuel, really how sad is that? Is this not taking advantage of  everyday people. This is marketing with a black eye, to take advantage of people who need to travel. What they should have done is lower the price of gas, as a token of appreciate for raping you at the pumps during the rest of the year.

Going to save that for another article. Not worth talking about it.

Hope you all make the best of the holidays and make it a special one with your loved ones Merry Christmas and very Prosperous New Year.... 

Special Collection of Christmas songs!
Hope you, and your family have a great Christmas!!

All the Best,

Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time

Joseph Botelho

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Could Gold be on a Perfect and Predictable Storm?

December 18, 2013

The key to the performance of gold is in the last ten years; there has not been a gold mine that is producing gold the way it was created back in 1971, as in South Africa's 47.5 million ounces of gold was discovered. Now fast forward the same country to 2011, it only produced 8 million ounces of gold.

There will be a global shortest of gold discoveries, making the yellow metal a hot asset. Due to Western Central Bank Manipulation, they have created what some experts call, the perfect storm for gold's comeback. Just like gold did back in the 70's, went from $35 an ounce to $850 an ounce.

The supply and demand will always control the actual value of any asset, in this case, gold can not be reproduced, allocated with the highest degree of engineering in this field. Taking into consideration that Asia has been very active in purchasing as much gold as they can obtain at a ridicules low price. Means that the supply has depleted at an alarming rate.

Now taking a view back to October 11th, gold trading was shut down for 10 seconds according to the CME, because someone sold 2 million ounces of gold at one time. Who does this? Who sells nearly two and a half percent of annual gold production in a single minute? The gold valued at over $2.5 billion could not have been sold by a small trader, and certainly not the smart money, institutional investors know you don't exit a large trade like this.

Investing can become overly complicated on a strategy that will provide you as the investor, the best possible ROI on you investment. That should be your only concern; gold has this ability for the investors who see the real potential of the yellow metal.  Gold could be the perfect storm for the wise investor. The information you will review will illustrate it's rewarding results. Just really a matter of time!

Tyler Durden on Zero Hedge shares with you information that has merit, logical financial rewards for us to just be advised on our investment directions. He shares reasons on why this "will" happen, enjoy his article, along with the video he shares. The full article, read more. Is the Perfect Storm coming for Gold? 

All the Best,

Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time

Joseph Botelho

Friday, December 13, 2013

Is China Getting a Free Ride from Central Banks?

December 13, 2013

Gold is and has been for thousands of years the best insurance against inflation, or deflation. I would much rather own gold than invest in government bonds, high-yield bonds or equities. With the uncertainty of whether deflation was to pass, it would only stimulate governments to print more money globally.

China is taking full advantage and has been buying as much gold as it can get its hands on. At last count gold imports from Hong Kong year to date was just over 1,113 tons, doubling from the previous year at this exact time last year.

Many experts are starting to blame those Western central banks, especially the Federal Reserve and the European Central Bank (ECB). Many analysts are pointing fingers that central bankers are desperate to salvage their fiat currencies and eliminate competition as "monetary authorities."

The domino effect is gold prices have deflated and putting China on a winning streak for buying gold at basement bargain prices. Many analysts also believe that central banks are manipulating the price of gold as a trade off with China, for not unloading U.S. Treasury Securities and other government debt.

It will only be a matter of time before the Chinese government's expanding the role of the Renminbi within international markets. This will certainly bring an end to the U.S. dollar being the choice as the currency to be used by international markets for goods.

In an article written by Vronsky via Gold Eagle, he illustrates this example. If gold price ran parallel with China's total foreign reserves, then the yellow metal today should be approximate $5,162 per ounce. Today's severely discounted gold price is a blessing for those who know financial history and who are patient, as in character with China's historical culture. Read the Full Article

Interesting interview conducted by Greg Hunter with Rob Kirby
This is a must watch, to understand why this is happening!

All the Best,

Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time

Joseph Botelho

Sunday, December 8, 2013

33 Years Ago, December 8th, John Lennon!

December 8, 2013

Well today, exactly 33 years ago we lost an icon, in John Lennon as I carefully listen to imagine as I write this article. I recall the exact place, time, and what l was even wearing that day. When I heard it on the television news cast, tears came to my eye's.

I was never really a "Beatles Fan," but l enjoyed their music, but John was the man in that band I admired, for his writing abilities, how he planted words, and painted a story, which had meaning, and most of all; reasons for him sharing his lyrics, with us the audience.

Sometimes life comes to a sudden end, without any real logical sense, behind the reasons for why it happened. We just never know our time, words will not bring John back and it just provides all of us, who knew, or followed John, with sweet memories that will never die, along with a smile.

All I recall was the world was in shock, over the tragic, unforeseen circumstances.  Took a matter of seconds to send the whole world into shock till this day, 33 years later, we still show our grief to a legend, that made us all, dream about what a peaceful world would be like, with No wars, imagine!

John and Yoko Ono held  a strong belief in their political views on the "Vietnam War," that was going on at the time. John and Yoko; where at their closes sharing their feelings that meant so much to each other. The true meaning of giving back at a level, very few ever think about doing. John and Yoko dedicated their beliefs, to a meaningful way of saving lives.

I have two close friends that were born on this day December 8th, so l get to understand life and death. I did call one of them and wished them a happy birthday. So if John was alive he would end this article with words along these's lines. Enjoy each, and every breath you take, and the moments you have to enjoy them.

33 Years Ago, December 8th, John Lennon!
Not many would reply, to their teachers
with this answer!!
Yoko and John outside the Dakota,
their home
The complete family
John, Yoko and Julian!

Please leave your thoughts, on what John Lennon might have meant to you growing up, and has his lost reminded you of many of his quotes, he shared with us all? Dedicate this article to the late John Lennon, Yoko and their son Julian imagine.

All the Best,

Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Why is a Mind Set, So Important for Success!

November 29, 2013

Why is a mindset so important for your success? Most people can not do it, so they never focus on what they want, but focus on what they do not want. Think of what I just shared with you, it is so much easier on dwelling on the problem than the solution.  

We beat our self-esteem before we provide our abilities with the positive mindset, that will lead us to that, milk, and honey we all have heard of. We can have anything we want in life! The best-kept secret from the most successful people who have achieved success is a simple process, that is the most difficult one to actually accomplish. Makes no sense, it's simple but complicated.

Complicate, for this reason, we spend more energy, on why it will not work, then on why it will work. The mind, and how you think, will produce the exact results you dwell on. We dwell on the bills we need to pay each month, and all our other obligations we need to meet. So this certainly attracts more negative activity that we need to spend energy on. Really a waste of time, without positive results.

Henry Ford once shared a quote. "Whether you think you can or you think you can't, either way, you are right." what this means is, whatever you think in your mind, the results will occur. The mind is what prevents us all from achieving success. This is a proven fact, that has been studying over, and over again. We have planted the seed for our destination, either way, we are right. With what will happen!

Why I stated earlier, that this is such a simple, but complicated process. We all want success, we mean well, but the only thing holding us back from achieving these's results is the way we think. This should make sense to you. Close your eye's for a few minutes and thinks about what I just shared with you. Review in your inner mind, how you have reacted to your thinking, did it not control your end results?

So how do you get the correct mindset? Different for all of us, some listen to tapes, read books on this subject, but most just accept failure, because they lack the ability to think that success can "NOT" be achieved. They attract and focus on all the reasons they will not become successful. Sad but again, our mindset will lead us in this direction.

Here are three video's that can correct your mindset!

I do listen to them each day, how I listen, not important, I just make time for me to listen to then, and remind me of what I need to do. The one's that provide my mind with results are as followed. How and what you decide in the end is what matters, what works for me, may or may not work for you. But l think you will appreciate them.

Gary Vaynerchuk, from vine TV, provided me with some key phrases, that made me think. He illustrates what it takes to change your life, and the direction you want to achieve. Watch it Now!!

How Bad do You Want Success, is about the ability of how bad you really want to have success in your life, and what your willing to give up to obtain this type of success. Part One of How Bad You Want Success

How Bad do You Want Success, Part Two, this is real to the point, some of you who watch this, may understand what this message is all about? See what your mind thinks, it will achieve it. Simple but so complicated, you can do this. I have and so have so many others, enjoy your journey. Part Two of How Bad You Want Success

If you have enjoyed this information please share it with your network, 
and leave your thoughts with a comment. Would love hearing what your thinking?

All the Best,

Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Wow, What Happened to Gold, Who do you listen too?

November 26, 2013

Wow, what happened to gold, it is on a roller coaster ride again? Is this a good sign or is at a bad sign with the direction gold is going? If you ask China, they are happy with how it is performing so far. Why would they not be happy, since all it means, is they get to accumulate more gold at a bargain price?

With Iran's agreement, limiting its nuclear program for sanctions relief. Could play a factor on the direction gold is taking, exactly what central banks and governments want. No war or talks of wars means no need for gold to rise. It's a very uncertain market, one that will have huge results for investors. There is no real time limited on how gold will perform. One important factor to concern as an investor, there will be a shortest of this asset.

Investing in any investment takes time, patience and also dedication. World trends and media play such a manipulative game, that it is so hard to understand what the left hand is doing. This is where education, history kicks in. Gold has been around, since the three wise man, actually presented Jesus with gold as a gift.

Patience is what will make, or break your investment with this asset, gold. Do you sell and recover your losses, and move on, or take a small profit, depending on when you bought it? We all have questions without any real solutions. Who do you listen too? Is more than likely the most important question you need to have answered.

You could review all the articles on this topic; some might make a little sense not a lot. Gold will always outlive the fiat currency, that is why it is being manipulated. How can governments print gold, like they do with the paper money? Governments are under these's harsh, uncertain times, and need that flexibility to meet their obligations. This has been going on all of our lives.

Let us review some of the top articles on this subject and see what is really going on, with gold. You think you were confused with what is happening in global financial crises. Think of how crude oil play's in the commodities game, media controlled as well as government-controlled. Governments benefits, additional revenue from taxes that we all pay, when we all fill our vehicles with gas.

Some interesting articles on this topic, hope you review all of this, and it also benefits and encourages your thinking on this type of investment, on how it actually works!

Gold Prices drop 1% on Iran, fed Taper concerns. By

Gold losses after disappointing U.S. pending home sales data. By

Gold takes back earlier losses as market weighs Iran nuke accord By

Gold - What are Investors Afraid of Now? By Daniel Moore via Seeking Alpha

A few reviews to educate, or perhaps provide more questions for you to think about, rather than solutions. Who do you listen too? You need to listen to the person that is putting up the investment, you. After all; your the one who may lose or win, play your odds correctly. So listen to your gut, and educate yourself.

Now let's take it to another level of investing with a gut feeling, that is well financially educated. This could also happen, and provide you with a very lucrative return on your (ROI). Investing is always going to be a very complicated risk, for all of us.

Going to share with you all some interesting predictions, that should be concerned or looked at. The very least you can do, for your education and gut feeling. Is watch these's presentation. At your pace, just bookmark, this article and go back to it, as you have time. Time well spent!

Positive solution "Number One" read more!

Positive solution "Number Two" read more!

Positive solution for the average working investor. "Number Three"

If you have enjoyed this article, feel free to leave a comment or perhaps just shared it with someone who will benefit from this article. So now time to understand what happen to gold.

All the Best,

Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time

Wednesday, November 20, 2013

How Big Are China’s Real Gold Reserves?

November 20, 2013

Came across this article written by Lawrence Williams on a subject that l have had an interest and wrote a few articles on. China's accumulation of gold, and how they have been able to keep the world from understanding how much metric tons of gold they actually own.

China has been playing this game since 2009, with a straight face, and declaring the same amount of gold since 2009. How do they get away with all of this? Lawrence Williams reveals some of the strategists, China has been using rather effectively.

The key here for China is keeping gold prices down, for the simple reason they can accumulate more metric tons at a bargain. This makes perfect sense, buy low sell high, what we all aim at when investing. So keeping the true amount of how many metric tons they actually have, works wonders for this concept.

Lawrence Williams shares this article on Seeking Alpha

There is much speculation over the quantification of China's gold reserves. Are they only 1,054 metric tons as the official figures would have us believe? Or are they considerably higher as many gold analysts suggest? And what game is China playing if they are?

The Chinese impact on global demand is key to likely gold price performance in the months and years ahead and thus of major significance for the investor in gold bullion, ETFs and gold stocks. China is already almost certainly the world's largest consumer of gold this year and is likely to absorb at least 1,500 metric tons of the yellow metal purely through imports through Hong Kong plus its own gold output - it is currently the world's No. 1 producer with 2013 output estimated as likely to be in order of 430 metric tons by the China Gold Group.

The Complete article by Lawrence Williams 

All The Best,

Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time

Saturday, November 16, 2013

The Hundred Years War Between Fiat and Gold.

November 16, 2013,

Nick Barisheff the founder and, CEO of Bullion Management Group Inc., a company dedicated to providing investors with a secure, cost-effective, transparent way to purchase and hold physical bullion. BMG is an Associate Member of the London Bullion Market Association (LBMA).

He will provide the insight and his reasoning back when he indicates that gold would be worth $10,000 an ounce. Truly nothing has really changed, if anything, it could have a higher Return on your Investment (ROI). He shared this information with Greg Hunter of with his predictions of what the true value of this asset and, its true potential of achieving this level of return.

Some of you might have been at his live speech at The Toronto Austrian Scholars Conference back on November 2, 2013. Where he shares’s, the story, of “the hundred year war between fiat and gold." To his audience, some of the topics, that were discussed.

Federal Reserve History and Its War on Gold.

This December 23, the U.S. Federal Reserve aka (the Fed) will celebrate its 100th birthday. This speech takes a look at the Fed’s real accomplishment, and the policies it has employed during this time to rob the public of its wealth.

Why the Fed Hates Gold

The Fed has many reasons for being at war with gold. Gold restricts a country’s ability unlimited amount of fiat currency. The gold held by the Fed and the United States has not been officially audited since 1953; there are several credible indications that gold has been leased or swapped and probably several claims of ownership.

There are several other topics he illustrates with his speech, facts, and possibilities of why gold makes sense and has been at war for over a hundred years with the fiat currency. The most logical reason l would say, is governments cannot reproduce it, as it can with the fiat currency.

Take the time to review this article and its links, education is priceless. This is not only reality, there is no other logical reason that this asset will take over the fiat currency. Power comes to an end; enjoy the hundred year celebration of the fiat currency in power.

Some of us will understand, the logical reasons that Nick Barisheff shares on his articles and speeches, that he has shared, with his audiences across the globe. Investments are sometimes manipulated, by certain parties, no need for figure pointing. Gold Manipulation creates greed, for the very greedy players, who could care less of who they have bankrupted, or investors retirement, and pension plans.

Nick Barisheff Founder and CEO,
 Bullion Management Group Inc.

Now for the full story on his widely circulated News Letter, you be able to review all the material l have shared above. The information, makes a predictable return, on your financial investment with this asset. 

All the Best,

Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time

Joseph Botelho

Friday, November 8, 2013

Is Gold actually being Manipulated by certain Banks and Governments!

November 8, 2013

Here are some updates that have value with gold and the direction it will take. It has been a very uncertain expedition for this asset during the last few months.  Gold could be heading higher from here, according to one of Wall Street’s top technical analysts.

There are many unexplained trends, on why gold has had such a rough ride. Some experts in this field have indicated that there is more going on than we actually will ever understand. Governments have always wanted a fiat currency, for the simple reason they can print more money. With Gold it is impossible to reproduce, could this be a key factor?

Then take China's activity, for the last three years of accumulating gold at an alarming rate. They fully understand that gold is currently a bargain. No one really knows how much gold China has, but we will find out really soon.

Platinum is considered the most precious of the precious metals because of its scarcity. The annual supply of platinum is only about 130 tons; approximately 10 tons of ore must be mined to produce one ounce of “white gold;” all the platinum ever mined would fill a space of less than 25 cubic feet; relative to value-minded, platinum has much more industrial use than either silver or gold; there are no large of above-ground platinum.

In 1971, the world’s gold-backed monetary system was replaced a paper system managed by people with Ph.D.'s. Rather than being stuck with fixed quantity of money, academics could instead figure out how much money and credit was the need and provide them as necessary.

Bill Bonner: A Tsunami of Debt

Bottom line: People continue to move money from short-term low-interest bearing assets into currency and transaction balances. The increase in the money stock measures comes from portfolio re-arrangement, and not from monetary stimulus

Therefore, the US economy does not seem to be benefiting from QE, although the Fed says it will continue until the economy shows signs of a faster recovery.

Last April, fifteen days after the heads of the five largest US Banks requested a closed-door meeting with President Obama, gold experienced its largest one-day drop ever. COMEX trading records revealed that one bank, JPMorgan Securities, was behind the huge sell of gold Derivatives

William Engdahl: China, gold prices, and US default threat

However, at this point the evidence is clear. Someone is clearly manipulating Gold lower. This is happening almost every morning when someone dumps gold in massive sell orders, pushing the precious metal's price sharply lower.

Phoenix Capital Research: The Clear Gold Manipulation on Display for All To See

King World News Blog:  Nazi Style Fed Propaganda Used to Smash Gold Markets

Seeking Alpha: Is the Gold Market Manipulated Part One

All the Best,

Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time

Thursday, October 31, 2013

They are Coming for Your Savings!

October 31, 2013

Well today being Halloween, since it is raining, and not too many kids are stopping by, I decided to share an article I came across today. It will take you back into history, on why Governments, World Leaders and so many others; have always understood the greed factor, for all the wrong reasons.

The greed factor stems back to the evolution of mankind. The motivational factors have not changed at all, when you need a quick fix, what is the fastest and easy's way to achieve that goal. You become a criminal, well achieving your financial obligation at someone else's price.

This article is written by John Rubino, via the Dollar Collapse Blog

Another of history’s many lessons is that governments under pressure become thieves. And today’s governments are under a lot of pressure.

Before we look at the coming wave of asset confiscations, let’s stroll through some notable episodes of the past, just to make the point that government theft of private wealth is actually pretty common.

Ancient Rome had a rule called “prescription” that allowed the government to execute and then confiscate the assets of anyone found guilty of “crimes against the state.” After the death of Julius Caesar in 44 BC, three men, Mark Anthony, Lepidus, and Caesar’s adopted son Octavian, formed a group they called the Second Triumvirate and divided the Empire between them. 

But two rivals, Brutus, and Cassius, formed an army with which they planned to take the Empire for themselves. The Triumvirate needed money to fund an army of its own and decided the best way to raise it was by kicking the prescription process into overdrive. They drew up a list of several hundred wealthy Romans, accused them of crimes, executed them and took their property.

Read the complete Story...They are Coming for Your Savings

All the Best,

Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Peter Schiff: The Collapse Of The Dollar Is Unavoidable

October 22, 2013

This article was written by Taki Tsanklanos founder of GoldSilverWorld in a Q&A with Peter Schiff, CEO and Chief Global Strategist of Euro Pacific Capital, explained why the mother of all collapses is still in front of us and shared his top tips on how to protect financially.

Peter Schiff has an outspoken libertarian view on the world and economics. It is no coincidence he will be one of the keynote speakers at the first Liberty Forum Conference 2013 on December 4 to 8. his libertarian view was mainly influenced by his father, more so than any of the books he has read. From a young age, he discussed with his father topics related to government, economics, the constitution, and history of the U.S. His personal view and the free markets oriented perspective were a perfect fit even if these ideas were in contrast with the majority of economic experts and governments. According to Peter Schiff “many people just buy the establishment; they accept a lot of nonsense.”

Read the complete story here by GoldSilverWorld

All the Best,

Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time

Monday, October 21, 2013

What did Richard Nixon, have to do with the value of Gold?

October 21, 2013

We all know what Richard Nixon was famous for, the Watergate Scandal, but very few understand how he created the greatest pyramid scheme of all time. He had the ability to manipulate the U.S dollar to become the fiat currency of the world.

The U.S. dollar became the most valued currency, which central banks believed in, as an actual value for its face value. The only currency that could be back up by gold, and why it worked for such a long time. The American dollar was the international currency, real money, with real buying power backed by gold.

August 15, 1971, President Richard Nixon ended the Bretton Woods International Monetary System, which involved fixed exchange rates with the U.S dollar as the world currency.

Being involved with the international market only money I could use was the American dollar, not one nation would accept any other currency when l bought any goods from the oversea market. I did the same thing. Bank of America was my primary source for Converting Canadian Dollars to U.S dollars to pay for my goods.

America had the ability to create a system that was filled with confidence, with central banks where they could buy American dollars instead of gold as storage for future wealth. The dollar at the time did not matter; it had the value and the backing of gold.

At the time, America could borrow money at literately no cost, with zero interest being paid back to the Loaner. The world handed Uncle Sam a credit card with endless possibilities with their borrowing abilities with zero interest in most cases.

The key factor on why this scheme worked was that the U.S dollar could be converted at any time for gold at current value. The dollar had the same power as what gold had, except, money could be printed, and gold could not be reproduced. Making the American buck a gold mine against all currency.

More Information on this topic that should open your eye of what happened!!

Research Shows that all Paper Systems Fail 

Sorry We The People, Are No Machines

All the Best,

Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time

Friday, October 18, 2013

What are your options when investing with gold?

October 18, 2013

The most logical financial reason is Governments, cannot reproduce gold as they can, with the fiat currency, paper money.  It's why gold, will provide financial benefits, in our retirements future investments.

Gold and many other investments have had a ridicules roller coaster ride recently. Investing is always going to be a calculated risked, without a doubt. If you think differently, watch your investments vanish.

Difficult to understand why it has reacted the way it has to all the news from Congress. Is it being used as a cover up, to resolve all the other financial fiscals? Shutdowns, the debt ceiling, unemployment, foreclosures and cities in America declaring bankruptcy.

Gold will always have a demand, for the simple reason; it has a value that will be hard to compete. China has taken the role to becoming the worlds’ most successful currency and overtakes the American dollar as the most trusted fiat currency.

No one can predict how much gold China has in their back pocket. They have played a brilliant game of poker. They have the hand of a lifetime. They have the control of this asset, not just yet, but they are on their way.

They will be able to monitor the fiat currency, backed by their holdings, “with this asset, gold.” The question is how much gold is actually in Fort Knox? We all have heard rumors, so no need to bring it up. There is no gold locked up; it is all on loan, what they call "loan gold" more than one person buys the same bar of gold. How many own it, another myth.

Why l decided to take some time off, from writing on this topic. Had to understand the trends, effects, and why it was reacting the way it was. Finally seen a trend, on why it reacted the way it was! The newest trend that was introduced a long time ago has the same effect. Propaganda created by the media. Is what controls all commodities, options, stocks and your assets?

All you have to do is drive a vehicle to see the up’s and downs, of how OPEC, controls how far you drive. Gas prices are an absolute factor with hyperinflation! Transportation kicks in, so everything that is delivered is increased due to fuel prices.

Food is the biggest factor, with hyperinflation we all need to eat and feed our loved ones. You see it at your local grocery store, meat, vegetables, bread; daily items we use have all, increased in price. It's only the tip of the iceberg. Could share numbers, but who cares? They are only going up in price, so not going to make a difference.

On this blog, there are many logical ways you can protect yourself and play your hand as efficiently as you can, with the odds being perceptive. Still may not work out well, after all; investing will always be a gamble. Only 2 percent of the world’s population invests in gold.

Some of you who read this article may feel; the same way l did. Here is an article that can provide solutions on how to protect your future savings or how to save for your retirement.  

You can do it, in this time frame, or you can do it, in this period.
 All you have to do is pick one!

All the Best,

Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

The End of America. There Will Be No Economic Recovery, Because!

September 30, 2013

There is so much riding this evening, with the American way of conducting business, on a global platform! President Obama is under a server amount of pressure. Making it 17 years, since the last occurring’s, at this magnetite that took place.

How can you overcome issues, which have a need, and demand survival? America needs to increase borrowing to avoid defaulting on their debt, beyond September 30, 2013. This with a fiat currency; just is not going to look, overly impressive.

Could Congress be heading towards a government shutdown?  With the Republican leaders in American House of Representatives refusal to President Barack Obama’s demand for additional printed money to run the government beyond the request date of September 30, 2013, so it may perhaps avoid default.

It will play, with many financial factors, according to Central Banking systems of rating and distribution of funds. Could China have a trump card? What if they called their loan, what would America do? What if they want their payment in gold, as the asset, avoiding, the fiat currency?

Whenever an investment of gold is made, it is a vote against central banks credibility with savers still further. It can also be considered a measurement of mismanaging of money by central banks.

Even if the American Government, in a last minute agreement that could avoid a shut-down, financial markets will still face the effects of a $16.8 trillion debt ceiling by the middle of October. It could cause major concerns for the next political stand-off.

Many analysts indicate with a soft dollar, with U.S. bond yields improving, which would support the gold prices. For investors who desire a safe investment during this time of uncertainty, should consider investing in gold according to the experts. As the dollar continues to face daily challenges, this will certainly have an impact on the direction of gold as a future provider of your retirement pension plan.

                                                    Live Gold Prices USAGOLD

Government Shuts Down as Congress Misses Deadline,
Siobhan Hughes and Corey Boles contributed to this article on The Wall Street Journal

More information on this topic. 

Fed's Non-Taper Damage Control

When Investors Wake up the Gold Price Will Soar

Will the Fed start tapering in September?

All the Best,

Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time

Monday, September 23, 2013

How Gold Performed last week, and some of the reasons why

September 23, 2013

Gold's performance last week had unpredictability inclination that investors need to get used too when investing successfully in this asset. With the announcement of the previous week's Federal Reserve decimal easing, gold took a nose dive as low as $1,292 per ounce, and then it rebound to a high of $1,375. an ounce. Closing the week off at $1,326.

With news that the Fed's had a no tapering decision, astound the markets, which were expecting central banks to taper its monthly input program by as much as 15 Billion in US funds. With ongoing talks regarding this decision, the Fed's could start trimming its asset purchase, as early as, by the end of the year.

Creating a condition called "Quantitative Easing" to ensure that inflation does not fall below the target numbers. 

A general optimism prevails in the United States and Europe that the economies have finally turned the corner and growth are resuming. In the U.S., automobile sales are up, and the housing industry has improved, but many negatives show overall optimism is unwanted.

Read the full story here by, Edmund Contoski, Economies, National Debts and Gold.

Here is an interesting article was written by Jim Rickards from GoldSilverWorld, he shares his thoughts on why we have been in a depression since 2007.! He explains, and shares many logical reasons; why we currently have Inflation, and Deflation, at this current moment in time.

Read the full story by Jim Rickards, We have both Inflation and Deflation Right Now!

All the Best,

Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time

Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Understanding what; too "Look For," under an Investors Microscope!

September 17, 2013

Reviewing the activity and performance of gold, really hard to understand, who is right, or who is wrong? I know the most important factor, you can not reproduce gold. That's the main reason I like this asset, and why it will have the predictions, results of many of the best minds who, are experts in this field.

It's performing like a professional sports team, has a great and long winning streak, but just can not make it happen with the main obstacles; that have a personal effect on this asset. Yes, emotions, media, volume, and the demand will increase in the upcoming months. The main reason it is having a hard time is all the manipulations that are going on behind the scene.

Stocks, Commodities, Options, are all under the investors microscope, this creates windows of opportunities for us investors, who have a basic understanding of this formula. What they use to teach us in grade 9 economic's, when I went to school, never forgotten that lesson. Sorry; showing my age, my hair helps me in that department.

We as investors need security, for our financial future, who do we trust, when we are investing, scams are particular of most restaurants dinner, and lunch features of the day. Brokers get paid for pushing what the brokerage house has not sold; they need to sizzle that special like it's the bargain of the century.  It's called leftovers, just like the restaurants who offer their daily meals, who wants dead wood or eat lousy food.

Now that we understand the above reasons, why investing companies always have the pick of the century, that will produce a very handsome ROI. No different then when you sit down at a restaurant, first thing, they offer, is their daily specials. The both have one goal, to get rid of their specials and offers from the brokerage house. Why they have sales meetings. It's all pre-mediated!

Investing is always going to be a very complexed, complicated, as well as a gamble; with money you can afford to invest with, or perhaps your just taking a very highly uneducated risk with money that you can not afford, to gamble. Dumb, we always say that after we get shafted again, not very smart at all. It's called an emotional state of mind, just like buying a vehicle for all the wrong reason.

The information l am sharing is very logical, for many reasons; that make sense when you review this blog, l have provided you with many links, to educate your abilities, and desire, for success, without a gamble.

Now all you have to do is educate yourself, why hand over your hard earned money to a total stranger when he is sell your something you would encounter in the rain forest, called quicksand! No one needs this at our age. So bookmark this site, for information that you will find on this blog, which will enhance and improve and provide you with a brighter financial future.

OK at what cost, less than your spending right now. Your time also has a price; results are vital. So why do most mistake activities for results? Never could understand that concept, cause your lazy. Did l say that out loud?

Why most fail with their investments!

No, this blog will not provide you with all the answers, but if you're an investor, I learned something back when I was in grade 9, that works to this day. Not going to bore you with that illustration, not complicated either, but time-consuming for me to explain it to you. You will find all them answers somewhere on this blog.

What it will do; is make you a wiser investor, definitely much more educated with a financial plan that makes sense without all they calculated risks, we did our homework. Is what you will learn, from following this blog.

It's no secret; Am dedicated to one company that provides me with all l have shared. It's a business I have studied since I was a kid. I think we all can benefit; from what you will understand, and why it works...

Sounds like I am trying to sell you on this blog, but guess what you're right, and so is the price. Free! What will make it complicated, is your thinking of why it will not work, spending more time, for the wrong reason. It's a proven fact!

Going to leave you, with a video; I watch each day!!

                                                                 Just click on the above link!!!

All the Best,

Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time

Joseph Botelho

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

How Important are Your Financial Investments and Obligations.

September 9, 2013

Investing is an important aspect of our daily life, would you not agree? We all have reason's for what, and why we do what we do, this is vital, understanding this concept!

You can read all the advice on this subject,
bottom line; you need to know, "you're why's"!  We have all heard this, but this is what you need to comprehend our abilities entirely. All we truly need is that reminder that we are falling off track.

I enjoy sharing concepts, that have a window of opportunity for your financial planning, what this blog is all about? Providing concepts, solutions to financial concerns. Planning is an economic road map, to that desired success, only you understand you're why's?

If you have the dedication, desire and more importantly, "you understand you're why's"! It's the most important piece of reading you will have achieved. Education; is a lifetime process, very few will every understand this strategy.

The most valuable commodity you can invest in is your abilities to understand your financial direction. Who else? If you think about this, who know's you better than yourself? Making sense; what l provide is advice that can be applied, and when you see the exact reason l am sharing this. Then you can decide if it works, either way, you are right, by the way. Not for everyone, nope; not at all!

Solutions that have financial and logical reason's, on why it will work, is a calculated gamble. Who like's that? To donate, to a bad investment. Have no real interest, hope you feel the same way? What can l say? Have a review of what l write, and believe in, for the reasons; l got you interested in theses solutions? Retiring with financial success, if this is something you desired; then the rest will be up to you?

Here is a short video, that will provide you with the information you may or may not have thought about. This man will make sense, and open your eye to the world that waits for no one. time is the only commodity, regardless of how much money you have you can never buy back time. Watch it Now!! I look at this short presentation every day since l was also introduced to this material, has made a difference in my life.

If you're looking for a financial vehicle that will provide you with an actual ROI, for your future savings towards retirement. I would like to introduce you to a 12-week program that will generate you a weekly return on your investment and efforts. The system is being used by many of my partners currently who are working towards obtaining financial freedom.

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Reviewed all of this information. Feel free to leave a comment on the information that l have shared with you. 

All the Best,

Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time

Friday, September 6, 2013

Investing is Dedication we all Need to Have to Become Successful

September 5, 2013

Well, summer is kind of over, but kids are back to school for some of us, not a bad thing at all until your encounter the school buses on your way to work. Hey, life is filled with obstacles how you control them is how they will work out. You need to plan everything you do, almost.

Investing is no different, is it; not really, we all calculate the odds and then more than likely thinking about pulling that trigger. Some of us that do it have gossiped among our peers, they are so lucky. We have all heard that a few times. Why is that? Think about it for a second or two!!

Financial planning works when you're dedicated to a plan; that provides you with your real "ROI," all we should worry about is what is our return on our investment. Mistakes can be avoided, with the correct knowledge and forecasts. Then it becomes a more calculated risk with odds that have an opportunity of providing you with the best possible ("ROI")...

I read and study this topic, each and every day, just part of the future financial planning with an asset, which will never be duplicated by Governments what so ever. For theses reason l have shared on my blog, it is the most financial, logical reasoning's that provides you with the above average results.

Hey if you do not understand what your return is? Then this is not for your abilities. Investing advises that can and more than likely provide you with quicksand, not a good walk is it? The advice in the financial world is like the daily special at your favorite restaurant.

They need to sell what they hold, at whatever cost. greed kicks in. Now, what? Your stuck and more than likely going to take many steps backward, and lose a lot of hard-earned retirement money. Not exactly what you had in mind, only had you done your homework, yep that simple.

You know l have felt every single pain l have described here, but it is not about me. Financial Freedom is the easiest thing to achieve, been doing it all my life since I had a paper route. Never, ever; relied on anyone except my abilities.

Dedication is the key to any one's success if you do not have this, you're just spinning your tail in what you're doing or trying to achieve. Mindset is vital, shared by many self-improvement programs and the pioneer of personal development is the man who started this trend. If you watch this presentation more than likely will solve all of your concerns in life, really will.

Speaking at a level that is meaningful, with an impact that can direct you to start reviewing your daily activities, on how you spend, what you make and how you're going to provide for each and every month. Life is spent in two different ways, most of us, dedicate more energy into why things will not work, instead of why they can operate. See what l mean? Just things that you will learn if you decide to dedicate yourself to a more meaningful and fruitful life without the stress.

This blog is filled with articles on this asset gold, interviews with many top experts in this field that provide sound advice on why investment can be very complicated and most never enjoy the actual (ROI) they should have benefited from their efforts.

I like writing because l believe in what l do is making people better, and providing information they already knew, l just provide a reminder for us all. Learning how to think on your own, research, dedicate your retirement with a direction.

You can lose just as much, "Being  Rich, as you can; Being Poor."  

       What a concept makes sense 
when you think about what l just shared with you.

All the Best,

Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time

Joseph Botelho

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Understanding the Impact of Financial Cyber War Damage on Our Retirement

August 28, 2013

Wow busy time of year, kids are getting ready to go back to school, vacations are coming to an end, but commodities are performing beyond belief, all due to with what is happening in the "Middle East." Why is that? Whenever a war starts, we as working stiffs get shafted, and many also get very rich.  

The greed factors are real, way out of control when you add, all that has happened, since the last bailouts of fortune 500 companies. Who had fixed assets; against their liabilities, also looked very promising, for their future, and direction of their stocks for shareholders.

If you recall a questioned asked by President Obama, during the hearings on why they should be compensated, for their mistakes? We all know the company and their reps who answer this question! The President, asked a simple question, how did you arrive here for these's meeting, did you drive, took a plane or a train?

The answer was no different, and then the CEO of a large bank, who decided to buy a luxury Condo in Miami, yes ocean front, which cost a slick $400k with his company’s bailout money.

The answer Obama got that afternoon was we took the "Co-Operate Jet." How much did that cost President Obama asked? Not really sure, our accountants take care of that information. You would have to address that question; to our accounting department.

So much propaganda being shared in the World Wide Web, who do you trust, which financial newsletter that provides accurate information. Even with all the most educated, and wisest financial reporting, you’re still going to make, an enormous mistake. Just an extraordinary, sad fact, we will all have to face one day.

Going to share some strong statements, that have been shared, and we all had to be warned, advised or just forgotten that issue, that perhaps presented itself with a window of opportunity for our benefit. Global investing is not for anyone, takes guts and luck. For one simple reason, that it can be devastating to our nation’s future success.

The media can control the ups and downs of how the stock markets globally will close out at the end of those business days. SEA has now created a new battlefield, called Cyber War, has the worse imaginable results to all of us, from a financial point of view. Numbers never lie.

The Cyber War is when the SEA breaks into a major financial newspaper and borrows their twitter account for a few minutes. "Then Proceed" to broadcasting premeditated fabricated tweets; to all their followers, and all who decide to re-tweet it, sending it out to more readers who may just do the same thing.

It almost happened, with two leading major players in the financial media world who have this type of control of their readers, followers and subscribers that create a viral message, by sharing with their followers and customers also. 

On July 18, 2013, an article posted by Tekoa Da Silva with Peter Schiff "I think the Dollar is Going to Collapse before markets do."

More Examples to be published and shared with our readers and subscribers, need you to understand the value of this crisis we are facing this video will provide you with this equation, not a pretty one at all. 

Us Debit $16 Trillion, a visual Perspective.   You will understand what this debt looks like with fiat currency. It's going to having an effective with our planning of retiring comfortably. Now What?

All the Best,

Joseph F. Botelho One Gram at a Time

Joseph Botelho

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