ALERT: World’s Biggest Gold Storage Company Dumps US Citizens
by Simon Black: Why
a Banking Insider Says 'It’s Time To Be Very Worried'
From: Sovereign Valley Farm, Chile
ViaMat, a Swiss
logistics company that has been safeguarding precious metals since
1945, is literally the gold standard in secure storage.
They have vaults
from Switzerland to Hong Kong to Dubai, and they count among their
clients some of the largest mining companies in the world. They
know what theyre doing.
And now theyre
dumping US citizens.
a great deal of business within the United States. As such, the
company is heavily exposed to the insane US regulatory environment.
As an example,
the 2010 Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act turned into more than
500 pages of regulation! The costs and risks associated with compliance
simply became too much for ViaMat to bear.
letter from ViaMat management explains their decision:
currently experiencing rapid and substantial changes in the general
regulations within this business. The changes mainly relate to the
tax structures and taxation systems of various countries. As a consequence
of these changes VIA MAT INTERNATIONAL has taken the decision to
stop offering this service at its vault [sic] outside of the US
to private customers with potential US-tax liability.
This is huge.
I cant possibly overstate the potential ramifications.
For one, the
big gold depositories like Gold Money and Bullion Vault ALL use
ViaMat as a primary secure storage provider. So its only a
matter of time before ViaMats decision cascades across these
I have written
extensively about this to subscribers of our premium service, Sovereign
Man: Confidential; most gold storage firms are all essentially different
varieties of the exact same product. They are retail marketing channels
that ultimately use ViaMat to store their gold bars. If ViaMat has
US exposure, THEY have US exposure. Its the same risk.
Now, if youre
in the United States in particular, one of the most important (and
cost effective) steps you can take in international diversification
is to store precious metals overseas.
the most effective anti-currency out there, a bet against
a corrupt financial system and debt-laden sovereign governments.
But remember governments have an unblemished track record
of plundering their citizens wealth. So if you store your
gold in the US, you might as well ask Barack Obama to keep it under
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