If gold is not the best inflation hedge then what is? Nancy Davis

If gold is not the best inflation hedge, then what is? Nancy Davis

Gold and oil are not ideal investments for those seeking inflation hedging, according to Nancy Davis, Founder and Managing Partner of Quadratic Capital Management. Davis spoke with David Lin, Anchor and Producer at Kitco News.


Stock and Bond Market

Davis commented on the recent stock market selloffs. She attributed the fall in prices to companies facing higher costs.

“This is a little bit of a wakeup call,” she said. “…Investing is risky and, you know, especially when you’re buying corporate securities, whether it’s their stocks or their bonds, if that corporation has higher costs, maybe in the form of labor costs, more supply side disruptions in the form of, you know, all the things that are happening around the world from a geopolitical and COVID perspective, coupled with consumer confidence in this country is at lows from 2008.”

Davis also said that markets have “priced in” the Federal Reserve’s projected interest rate hikes. Fed Chairman Jerome Powell recently raised interest rates.

“Now I think it’s really important for investors to realize that the rate hikes from the Fed have already been priced in,” she remarked. “The Fed has only hiked 75 basis points so far, but the interest rate markets have moved with the Fed’s forward guidance. So… we have about six months left in the year in 2022, and the rates market has priced in 175 basis points. So, if the Fed does not hike 175 basis points, they’re actually going to be easing rates.”

Inflation and CPI

Davis said that the Fed has not lost credibility with investors.

“I know the Fed has gotten a lot of critics saying they’re not credible and all those things,” she mentioned. “I am not one of those. I think the Fed is doing the best job they can with the tools they have available… I think using the balance sheet more as a tool to fight inflation is prudent… [It] seems like they’re going to be using that in addition to hiking policy rates.”

Davis also said that the Consumer Price Index is not the only way to calculate inflation.

“The big problem I see with CPI alone is that a third of the index, approximately 33 percent, is what they call ‘shelter,’ and it’s actually owner-occupied rent,” she said. “… Year over year, rent increases are up about 1.5 percent, whereas home ownership prices are up closer to 20 [percent].”


Do Gold and Commodities Hedge Against Inflation?

Davis’s company, Quadratic Capital, has a fixed-income IVOL ETF that protects against inflation. According to Davis, “85 percent of the portfolio” is composed of Treasury Inflation-Protected Securities (TIPS).

“But then we try to fix the problems that exists with TIPS alone… [We] actually try to profit when long-dated yields move higher, which would likely happen in a stagflationary or inflationary environment… And the other really attractive thing in my opinion for investors is we own options. And whenever you own options… you’re long volatility on the underlying asset class… So we actually own fixed-income volatility, which is a nice potential diversifier.”

She added that real assets, such as energy and gold, are not the best inflation hedges.

“I personally think, you know, energy and gold and all these real assets may not be the best inflation asset because… they don’t pay any coupons so there’s no monthly distribution at all,” said Davis. “They do have carry costs… Gold is not an inflation hedge, in my opinion, it’s a currency trade. It has no yield, it has no carry.”

For more information on inflation hedging, watch the video above.

By Kitco News

For Kitco News

Time to buy Gold and Silver on the dips



Tim Moseley

Will gold price benefit from classic bear market rally in equities?

Will gold price benefit from classic bear market rally in equities?

There is a new battle in the gold market as the precious metal continues to benefit from a weaker U.S. dollar and falling bond yields; however, shifting risk sentiment, as equity markets end their seven-week losing streak with a 6% rally, presents a new headwind for the precious metal.

The gold market managed to hold steady around the critical psychological level of $1,850 this week as the U.S. dollar dropped from its highs earlier in the month. The U.S. dollar index ended the week below 102 points and is down 3% from its 20-year peak.

Meanwhile, bond yields have fallen to 2.74%, down more than 13% from their recent highs above 3%.

Nicky Shiels, head of metals strategy at MKS PAMP Group, said that the weak U.S. dollar and falling bond yields could help gold push solidly above $1,850 in the shortened trading week. However, she added that risk sentiment among equity investors will be a wild card.

"The missing piece is equities are entering a vicious short-covering rally now and there's limited panic about either a recession, stock crash, or Fed hikes," she said.

According to some market analysts, risk sentiment in the marketplace has improved inflation fears have receded. Investors breathed a little easier Friday after the U.S. Department of Commerce said that annual inflation rose 4.9% last month, down from 5.2% in March and from February's peak of 5.3%. Inflation fell in line with market expectations.

The data also reported healthy consumption; however, economists note that U.S. consumers continue to dip into their COVID-19 savings, which could be unsustainable.

Some economists have said that the inflation data gives the Federal Reserve some room to raise interest rates less aggressively in the fall and into year-end. Wednesday, the Federal Reserve signaled that it is looking to raise interest rates by 50-basis points at the next two meetings, in line with market expectations.

However, for many analysts, the current risk sentiment is not sustainable as inflation pressures are far from over, ultimately supporting gold.

Billionaire Bill Ackman says Fed needs to raise rates now to beat inflation, protect the economy

"Energy prices continue to rise and will drive inflation pressures higher," said Sean Lusk, Co-Director of Commercial Hedging with Walsh Trading. "Inflation will add to growing recession fears, making gold an attractive safe-haven asset."

Phillip Streible, Chief Market Strategist at Blue Line Futures, said he sees the jump in equity markets as a classic bear market rally. He added that he also considers gold a critical safe-haven asset.

"Technically, gold holding $1,850 an ounce looks good," he said. "Not only did gold see a solid bounce off last week's low, but its measure of volatility has fallen. Gold does well when it sees low volatility. Investors are attracted to that stability when there is uncertainty everywhere."

Not all analysts are optimistic that gold prices will be able to hold the line at $1,850 an ounce.

While inflation may have peaked, Bark Melek, head of commodity strategy at TD Securities, said it will remain quite sticky through 2022.

"It is probably more wishful thinking that inflation will fall significantly and that the Federal Reserve will stop aggressively raising interest rates," he said. "The Fed will continue to raise interest rates and that will be negative for gold."

Melek added that he still likes selling rallies in the gold market.

Some analysts have noted that a plateau in inflation within the Federal Reserve's aggressive tightening cycle will push real yields higher, making gold less attractive as a non-yielding asset.


" Looking at gold, in particular, the US TIPS yield is now comfortably in positive territory, which will dampen investment demand for gold given that it offers no yield," said commodity economists at Capital Economics.

U.S. data to provide little direction for markets

Although U.S. markets are closed Monday for Memorial Day, it will be a busy week for economic data.

Friday, economists and analysts will be anxious to see the latest non-farm payrolls report to see how the labor market fairs in the current economic environment.

While major data reports will be released next week, market analysts have said that they will have little impact on interest rate expectations.

Economists have said that the central bank looks set to move by 50-basis points at the following two monetary policy meetings, no matter what the data says.

Next Week's Data

Tuesday: U.S. Consumer Confidence

Wednesday: Bank of Canada monetary policy decision; ISM Manufacturing PMI

Thursday: ADP Non-Farm Employment Change

Friday: U.S. Non-Farm Payrolls; ISM Service Sector PMI

By Neils Christensen

For Kitco News

Time to buy Gold and Silver on the dips

Tim Moseley

Gold prices still holding 1850 as PCE core inflation rises 49 in line with expectations

Gold prices still holding $1,850 as PCE core inflation rises 4.9%, in line with expectations

The gold market continues to hold around the critical psychological level of $1,850 but according to some analysts, could struggle in the near-term as inflation pressures could have peaked.

On a monthly basis, the core Personal Consumption Expenditures Index, the Federal Reserve’s preferred inflation measure, increased 0.3% last month, the U.S. Department of Commerce said on Friday. The inflation data was in line with expectations.

On an annual basis, core PCE rose to 4.9% down from the 5.2% rise seen in March. This is the second month annual inflation measures have dropped after hitting 5.3% in February. The drop in annual inflation was also in line with expectations.

The gold market is taking the latest inflation data in stride. June gold futures last traded at $1,850.40 an ounce, up 0.19% on the day.

Some analysts have noted that gold could struggle to attract new bullish capital as the Federal Reserve continues to aggressively raise interest rates while inflation pressure fall. This would drive real interest rate higher, which would be negative for gold, a nonyielding asset.

Looking at headline inflation, the report said that the PCE Index rose 0.2% last month, down compared to March’s rise of 0.9%. For the year headline inflation rose 6.3%, down from the previous increase of 6.6%.

Along with easing inflation pressures, the report also showed consumers continuing to hold up well, despite the economic uncertainty.

The report said that personal spending rose 0.9% last month, up from March’s 1.1% increase. The data beat expectations as consensus forecasts called for a 0.7% rise.

However, the data also shows that consumers are tapping into their savings as income increased 0.4%, down from March’s increase of 0.5. Economists were expecting to see a 0.5% increase.

According to economists, the savings rate fell to 4.4%, the lowest level since 2008.

By Neils Christensen

For Kitco News

Time to buy Gold and Silver on the dips



Tim Moseley



     What happens to bitcoin, what is the price, and why did it fall so badly, the answers are multiple but also questions are many.

Bitcoin is the world’s first decentralized cryptocurrency, a type of digital asset that uses public-public key cryptography to record, sign and send transactions over the Bitcoin blockchain all done without the oversight of a central authority. It’s the original and most valuable cryptocurrency by far, despite its huge — and normal swings in recent months, ranging in value from less than $30,000 to more than $60,000. Bitcoin has also seen a lot of new investors, with more than half of all having bought in the past year.

It is also certain that the price now at this moment when I am writing this is $28,320.50, a change of -4.30% over the past 24 hours. The recent price action in Bitcoin left the token’s market capitalization at $539,510,082,593.91 USD. So far this year, Bitcoin has a change of -37.87%. 

The leading crypto Bitcoin is struggling to fully recover after weeks of losses. Bitcoin price crashed below $26,000 in early May amid a broader market sell-off of risky assets but has risen slightly a little many are saying all is because of the struggles and crash of TerraUSD (UST), one of the largest stablecoins, which play a big role in Bitcoin’s recent crash. Stablecoins are intended to bring stability to the crypto markets and have a similar value to hold as close to the U.S. dollar as possible, but the UST dropped below 12 cents in early May and many investors on the market panicked and sold off their coins. The Terra blockchain has officially halted and UST has remained de-pegged from the U.S. dollar since May.

To return to the question posed where will the price of bitcoin go I think no one knows, we can speculate about this, but still, it is good to believe in what bitcoin means for us crypto investors and what benefits it brings to the whole planet in implementing cryptocurrency, how the money transfer is faster and safer and how they eliminate the bank fees and other problems of the Bank system.

So believe in Bitcoin and don't sell wait .

 I believed the bitcoin will come back stronger than ever,in the end, I  want to end with a quote " People give value to things "



Tim Moseley





The entrepreneurial spirit is a gift that inspires others to become the best they can be. Entrepreneurship is the act of starting a business, and it requires creativity, drive, and the ability to solve problems. 

An entrepreneur takes a risk and works hard to make money. There are many types of entrepreneurs. Some start businesses from scratch, and others buy already-established companies. Some entrepreneurs work alone, while others need employees to help them run their businesses. 

The word “entrepreneur” comes from the French word “entreprendre,” which means to start or undertake a business venture. Although it can be a lot of work, entrepreneurship is rewarding and very fulfilling. The essence of entrepreneurship is having a dream and a vision for changing the world, being willing to take risks, and sometimes being misunderstood. 

Also, be willing to put in the work, put in more than those around you, and be ready to be the one who is not afraid of the darkness but rather the one who steps into it first. Entrepreneurship is more than just having a great idea and starting a business; it’s about changing lives and improving our world.



From passion and positivity to leadership and ambition, here are the entrepreneurs that best define the entrepreneurial spirit.

Armour Of Entrepreneur – Main Features


No one embodies the word "passion" quite like Richard Branson, founder of the Virgin mega-brand. Part of Branson's passion lies in his insatiable appetite for starting companies. Founded in 1970, the Virgin Group has expanded to more than 200 companies, ranging from music, publishing, mobile phones, and even space travel. "Businesses are like buses," he once said. "There's always another one coming."


Jeff Bezos knows the power of positive thinking. Living by the motto that "every challenge is an opportunity," Bezos set out to create the biggest bookstore in the world with a little internet startup called Amazon.


Having the ability to adapt is one of the greatest strengths an entrepreneur can have. Every successful business owner must be willing to improve, refine and customize their services to continually give customers what they want.


A good leader is someone with charisma, a sense of ethics, and a desire to build integrity within an organization–someone who's enthusiastic, team-oriented, and a great teacher. All of these attributes were embodied by the late Mary Kay Ash, founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics, a company that has helped more than half a million women fulfill their dreams of owning a business.


At age 20, Debbi Fields didn't have much. She was a young housewife with no business experience, but what she did have was a great chocolate chip cookie recipe and a dream to share it with the world. 

Fields opened her first Mrs. Field's store1977, despite being told she was crazy to believe a business could survive solely on selling cookies. Fields' headstrong determination and ambition helped her grow her little cookie store into a $450 million company with more than 600 locations in the U.S. and 10 foreign nations.


Once More – The Main FIVE

– Passion, Positivity, Adaptability, Leadership, Ambition

Most of it you cannot learn from books. It is in your character, in your experience, and in your life journey. 

You hear it all the time from famous entrepreneurs: Long before they were running multimillion-dollar companies, they were flexing their entrepreneurial skills by selling lemonade on the corner, building gadgets in their garage, or hosting weekly college beer pong tournaments. It seems that behind every successful mogul is a kid who grew up knowing they were born for business.


If you notice where those who represent some of the most successful entrepreneurs come from, much of the world is missing out. In many countries, private business was interrupted by political developments – it was sometimes very limited, often totally prohibited. In some parts of the world, it was not possible for teenagers to sell products house-to-house or set up their first small business in a garage.

Those who spent their youth in countries with limited opportunities now have to catch up with many. Sometimes it's like jumping on a moving train and not knowing where the train is going. And that's why people from these countries, without business tradition or continuity, need something extra. A good dose of :


  • Courage 
  • Enthusiasm
  • Self-confidence
  • Persistence
  • Support of their loved ones

While they often lack the money for investment to have a good start, if they have true entrepreneurial courage in their hearts and can mobilize their energy, then with a little luck, they have a chance of success. 




Tim Moseley

9 Mistakes You Should Avoid Making With Your iPhone at All Costs

9 Mistakes You Should Avoid Making With Your iPhone at All Costs

by The Useful Tech, contributor, Medium Daily Digest


Increase the longevity of your iPhone by not doing these things

Increase the longevity of your iPhone by not doing these things

Photo by Onur Binay on Unsplash


Apple’s iPhone is unarguably one of the best smartphones in the market today. The phone is excellent at many things out of the box, like having an incredible camera, extraordinary battery life, fantastic performance, and more.

However, your iPhone could significantly get less impressive with time if you are not using it the right way and making a lot of mistakes with it.

So, in this post, we will discuss some of the common mistakes people make with their iPhones and why you should avoid making them.


1) Charging it overnight or charging till 100%

One of the most common mistakes most iPhone users make, especially during the initial few months of buying the device, is always charging it to 100% or leaving it on charge overnight, even after the phone is fully charged.

Unfortunately, some people also go to the other extreme and only ever charge their phone if it has dropped to 0%.

While neither of these things will have an immediate adverse effect on your iPhone’s battery, you might start to see the impact on your battery life and capacity over time.

To avoid this, either use a wireless charger to charge your iPhone overnight or a smart plug that is automatically scheduled to turn off at a particular time during the night.


Photo by Pontus Wellgraf on Unsplash


Many experts also recommend that following the 20–80 charge cycle is a great way to ensure your iPhone battery’s lifespan is considerably increased.

This means that you should try to charge your iPhone when it falls below 20% and only tries to charge it to 80% instead of all the way. Of course, this is not possible in all the scenarios, but when you have a charging point within your reach, it would be best to follow this method.

If you find it hard to follow this charging method manually, then you can create an automation from the Shortcuts app on your iPhone to notify you when your phone’s battery drops below or goes above a certain level.


2) Closing apps from the app switcher

Many iPhone users think that closing the apps in the app switcher throughout the day helps to improve the performance and the battery life of your iPhone. Well, the reality couldn’t be further from the truth.

The primary intention of the app switcher is to help you conveniently and quickly switch between recently used apps instead of having to open them from the home screen every time.


Source: Author's Screenshot


Closing them frequently and then opening them again will make your iPhone work harder than it has to and negatively impact the battery life.

So, as long as an app is not responding or working correctly, there is no reason to close the app from the app switcher. iOS is already intelligent enough to automatically suspend the apps you haven’t used in a while to ensure that the recently opened apps have enough memory to function without any issues.


3) Having an untidy charging port

Unless your primary way of charging your iPhone is by using a wireless charger, it is essential to ensure that your iPhone’s lightning port is clean and free of any dust particles or debris.

An unclean charging port might either affect the charging speeds of your iPhone or, worse, might completely prevent it from charging.

Even if you use your iPhone with a protective case and handle it with extreme care, it is inevitably bound to collect dust particles over the years.


Photo by Andreas Haslinger on Unsplash


Therefore, it is highly recommended that you occasionally check and clean the charging port to ensure the longevity of your iPhone.

The most recommended method for cleaning the charging port on your iPhone is by using a toothpick.

Use the sharp end of the toothpick to gently scrub out any dust or debris from the charging port and make sure to not apply too much force as it might potentially damage the internals of your iPhone, even though it is pretty unlikely that it would cause any serious issues.


4) Not restarting it often

Many tech consultants and experts recommend most smartphone users at least restart their device once every week.

But, unfortunately, some users probably won’t even remember when was the last time their iPhone was not turned on and would only ever restart it if it runs out of battery and dies.


Source: Author’s Screenshot


Restarting your iPhone regularly has many benefits, like clearing open apps from the RAM, fixing any memory leak issues, and stopping any processes or apps that might have been affecting your iPhone’s battery life.



5) Ignoring software, security, or app updates for too long

I can’t even believe that I include this in this list. Still, sadly, a significant number of iPhone users tend to ignore important system or security updates or even app updates longer than they should.

I have personally seen some of my colleagues and friends who just pretend that the system update notification ticker doesn’t exist in the Settings app on their iPhone, either because they can’t be bothered to do the update or they simply don’t have the time.

Ignoring critical software and security updates might not seem like a bad thing or something that affects you in any way.


Photo by Szabo Viktor on Unsplash


But if you don’t install updates even after they have been publicly available for a long time, you are potentially opening up your iPhone to any malicious attacks and threats targeted towards iPhones with older software or app versions that are still vulnerable to these attacks.

So, try to spend a few minutes downloading and installing the update every time you get a notification that new software or a security update is available for your iPhone.

Also, make sure to regularly check the App Store to find if any latest updates are available for the apps on your iPhone and install them as well.


6) Installing unverified apps

The App Store on your iPhone has millions of apps and games, adding new ones every day.

Unfortunately, despite Apple’s stringent guidelines and careful analysis, some malicious apps make their way into the App Store every now and then.

So, it falls upon the user to ensure that whatever app they install on their iPhone is genuine and harmless.

One way to ensure this is by checking the reviews and the ratings for the app and making sure the app is really what it claims to be.


Photo by CardMapr on Unsplash


However, reviews could also be misleading sometimes, so a few other ways to verify the authenticity of an app before installing it on your iPhone are checking the permissions requested by the app, checking when the app was last updated, looking for the number of downloads and so on.

Ideally, you could consider avoiding installing any app you are not entirely sure is genuine or does not meet the above requirements.


7) Not properly configuring the Find my feature

Find my is one of the most valuable features on your iPhone and is also the one that you hope you never have to use.

However, most users don’t realize the importance of properly configuring the Find my feature on their iPhones until it is too late.

To make sure all the settings for the Find my feature on your iPhone are set up correctly, open the Settings app, click on your name at the top, open Find My and then make sure all three options in the Find My iPhone section are enabled including the send last location option.


Source: Author’s Screenshot


Also, enable the Share my location option on the main page as well. With iOS 15, Apple also added the option to find your iPhone even when it is turned off, so not having the Find My feature correctly configured would be one of the biggest mistakes you could make regarding your iPhone.


8) Not taking regular backups

Many of us have some of our most valuable data stored on our phones, including anything from important messages, photos, and videos to work or personal notes, documents, etc.

Unfortunately, this makes our phones a single point of failure, and if anything were to happen to them, it would be a critical loss for many of us.

Luckily, cloud backups and local backups are a thing, and you must regularly back up whatever you think is important on your iPhone, at least once every month.

Since you have an iPhone, most of your data like messages, photos, videos, and documents could be easily backed up to iCloud.


Source: Author’s Screenshot


Just go to the Settings app, click on your name at the top, open iCloud settings and make sure you have enough free space to backup all your essential data.

However, since Apple only provides 5GB of free iCloud storage, which is next to nothing, you might have to purchase additional storage according to your needs.

If you want to keep a local backup of all the data on your iPhone, you can connect your iPhone to your Mac or Windows PC using the lighting cable and then use iTunes or any other smartphone backup software to take a complete backup of your iPhone, at least once every month.


9) Not uninstalling unused apps or games

Even I was guilty of making this mistake until recently when I discovered the offload unused apps option in the App Store settings on my iPhone.

Most of us randomly download and install many apps and games on our iPhones which we maybe use once or twice, and then forget that they even exist.


Source: Author’s Screenshot


While a lot of these apps do not consume a significant amount of your storage, you should still seriously consider uninstalling any apps you are not using because apart from occupying space on your iPhone, some of these apps can also silently track your location or activity in the background and send it to anonymous servers or simply might just affect your iPhone’s battery life.

If you find it hard to keep track and uninstall any apps or games you haven’t used in a while, simply enable the Offload Unused Apps option in the App Store settings page on your iPhone. Your iPhone will automatically do this for you.


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Tim Moseley

Gold silver near steady amid conflicting daily inputs

Gold, silver near steady amid conflicting daily inputs

Gold and silver prices are not trading too far from unchanged in midday action Thursday. Bearish for the metals is a stabilization of the U.S. stock indexes this week, after hitting 12-month lows last week. Rising bond yields at midday are also a negative for the metals. However, sharply higher crude oil prices and a weaker U.S. dollar index are working in favor of the metals market bulls on this day. June gold futures were last down $1.50 at $1,844.80.July Comex silver futures were last up $0.065 at $21.93 an ounce.

The metals showed no significant or lasting reaction to a weaker-than-expected revision to U.S. first-quarter GPD today, which came in down 1.5%, year-on-year.

Gold price still on pace to push above $2,000 as stagflation, recession risks rise – In Gold We Trust

The key outside markets today see Nymex crude oil futures prices sharply higher and trading around $114.50 a barrel. Meantime, the U.S. dollar index is weaker in early trading and is well down from the May 20-year high. The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note is fetching 2.781%.

Technically, June gold futures see a 2.5-month-old price downtrend in place on the daily bar chart. Bears have the firm overall near-term technical advantage. Bulls' next upside price objective is to produce a close above solid resistance at $1,900.00. Bears' next near-term downside price objective is pushing futures prices below solid technical support at the May low of $1,785.00. First resistance is seen at today’s high of $1,852.80 and then at this week’s high of $1,869.10. First support is seen at today’s low of $1,836.30 and then at $1,830.00. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 3.0

July silver futures also see a 2.5-month-old price downtrend in place on the daily bar chart. The silver bears have the firm overall near-term technical advantage. Silver bulls' next upside price objective is closing prices above solid technical resistance at $23.00 an ounce. The next downside price objective for the bears is closing prices below solid support at the May low of $20.42. First resistance is seen at this week’s high of $22.215 and then at $22.50. Next support is seen at this week’s low of $21.645 and then at $21.50. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 2.5.

July N.Y. copper closed up 35 points at 425.80 cents today. Prices closed nearer the session high today. The copper bears have the firm overall near-term technical advantage. Copper bulls' next upside price objective is pushing and closing prices above solid technical resistance at 445.00 cents. The next downside price objective for the bears is closing prices below solid technical support at the May low of 403.70 cents. First resistance is seen at 430.00 cents and then at this week’s high of 435.50 cents. First support is seen at today’s low of 420.35 cents and then at 415.00 cents. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 2.5.

By Jim Wyckoff

For Kitco News

Time to buy Gold and Silver on the dips

Tim Moseley

What Impact Will Web3 Have on the Digital Marketing Industry?

What Impact Will Web3 Have on the Digital Marketing Industry?

by Diana Ambolis 


ecosystem for entrepreneurs

Web3 has recently become a buzzword. It’s dubbed “the new internet” by fans. It has the same ring to it as the start-up Pied Piper from HBO’s hit show “Silicon Valley.” As a result, Web3 is the internet’s decentralized version. Not only can we read and write, but we can also control our interactions across the networks we utilize on a daily basis. According to this perspective, the internet’s future looks substantially different from what it is now. Web3 is about putting properties on the internet that are identical to those in our real world.

What is Web3

What led to the creation of Web3?

During the 2008 financial crisis, governments utilized public funds to bail out financial firms. To ‘play’ the market, these need a lot of leverage. Satoshi Nakamoto, an unidentified individual (or group), stepped forward. As a result, the Bitcoin blockchain was implemented. Thanks to the blockchain, banks and other central intermediaries are no longer required. It enabled participants from all around the world to send money in a safe and secure manner.

As a result, Web3 was born from Bitcoin money on the blockchain as we know it today. Consider decentralized finance and smart contractsNon-fungible tokens (NFTs) and decentralized autonomous organizations (DAOs) are two examples (DAOs). When Facebook switched to Meta, it emphasized the connection between hardware (in Web3’s instance, AR and VR devices, as opposed to routers and modems in Web2). As a result, Web3 is a catch-all name for the latest data-driven digital technologies. This incorporates artificial intelligence and blockchain.

What is the definition of digital marketing?

Simply said, marketing is the process of identifying a person who is interested in the thing you are selling. Let’s use chocolates as an example. It seems as if the entire world is a customer of chocolates (except diabetic people). However, a closer examination reveals that there are different chocolates for different occasions.

In today’s world, digital marketing entails determining how individuals spend the majority of their time online. As a result, digital marketing entails locating people who are interested in your goods via the internet. The second step is to figure out who you think will be most interested in your product or service. For example, you want to discover folks who play football at least once a week for your protein product. It makes sense to target them by blogging about it or using social media to do so.

Also, read  – How NFTs are Reinventing the Digital World

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What impact does Web3 have on digital marketing?

Web3 is expected to be smarter and more sophisticated than earlier internet eras. We can expect marketing to change as newer, more immersive technologies become available. The most prevalent method of locating audiences and clients is through digital marketing. This is due to the widespread use of platforms that combine users and content.

Consumer Brands will be able to experience an immersive environment thanks to the Metaverse.
Consider yourself to be in a parallel universe. However, you have the impression that you can travel around the world. What should we do when the Metaverse allows us to transcend the confines of space? Brands will be spoiled for choice when it comes to doing something unique. They want people to use their product, so they’re trying to entice them. This is done in a pleasant, engaging manner that is tailored to them.

What Digital Marketing Skills Do You Need for Web 3.0

Tokens Have Emerged as the Next Big Thing in Marketing

A digital marketer’s job is to get people to engage with them. They have the impression that a close friend or family member is speaking to them. Tokens will replace loyalty points as the future digital marketing medium. Tokens can be used to engage, buy, sell, and actively define the brand’s community’s future.

NFTs will transform the marketing landscape.

Blockchains can communicate with one another. Digital marketing NFTs will change the way we think about marketing. For the first time, marketers can create NFTs of their products and establish a direct connection with their customer base. Businesses can utilize digital marketing to create genuine communities.


The term “Web3” refers to all of the technologies that will shape our future. As we speak, the way we live, earn, and socialize is changing dramatically. It feels like we’re back at the dawn of the internet era. The greatest way is to have an open metaverse where anyone can enter and exit whenever they choose. This is where everyone can locate initiatives and communities that they care about.


Tim Moseley

Gold silver sell off amid rebound in USDX uptick in bond yields

Gold, silver sell off amid rebound in USDX, uptick in bond yields

Gold and silver prices are lower in midday U.S. trading Wednesday, with gold suffering solid losses. Corrective pullbacks from recent good price gains are featured at mid-week. A rebound in the U.S. dollar index and rising U.S. Treasury yields are negatives for the precious metals on this day. June gold futures were last down $22.30 at $1,843.10. July Comex silver futures were last down $0.228 at $21.84 an ounce.

Traders were awaiting the U.S. data point of the week: this afternoon’s release of the minutes from the last meeting of the Federal Reserve’s Open Market Committee (FOMC). The marketplace will be looking for further guidance on the timing and pace of the Fed’s monetary policy tightening cycle, and on inflation prospects. Trading could become more active in the immediate aftermath of the 2:00 p.m. EDT release of the FOMC minutes.

Global stock markets were mixed overnight. U.S. stock indexes are pointed toward narrowly mixed openings when the New York day session begins.

The coming recession will be mild; the U.S. economy could boom if Republicans win elections – Mark Skousen

The key outside markets today see Nymex crude oil futures prices slightly higher and trading around $110.00 a barrel. Meantime, the U.S. dollar index is higher on a corrective bounce from recent strong selling pressure. The yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury note is fetching 2.75%.

Technically, June gold futures saw a corrective pullback after recent good gains. A 2.5-month-old price downtrend is in place on the daily bar chart. Bears have the firm overall near-term technical advantage. Bulls' next upside price objective is to produce a close above solid resistance at $1,900.00. Bears' next near-term downside price objective is pushing futures prices below solid technical support at the May low of $1,785.00. First resistance is seen at $1,850.00 and then at this week’s high of $1,869.10. First support is seen at today’s low of $1,838.70 and then at $1,830.00. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 3.0

July silver futures see a 2.5-month-old price downtrend in place on the daily bar chart. The silver bears have the firm overall near-term technical advantage. Silver bulls' next upside price objective is closing prices above solid technical resistance at $23.00 an ounce. The next downside price objective for the bears is closing prices below solid support at the May low of $20.42. First resistance is seen at $22.00 and then at this week’s high of $22.215. Next support is seen at this week’s low of $21.645 and then at $21.50. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 2.5.

July N.Y. copper closed down 600 points at 424.60 cents today. Prices closed nearer the session low today. The copper bears have the firm overall near-term technical advantage. Copper bulls' next upside price objective is pushing and closing prices above solid technical resistance at 445.00 cents. The next downside price objective for the bears is closing prices below solid technical support at the May low of 403.70 cents. First resistance is seen at 430.00 cents and then at this week’s high of 435.50 cents. First support is seen at today’s low of 422.30 cents and then at 420.00 cents. Wyckoff's Market Rating: 2.5.

By Jim Wyckoff

For Kitco News

Time to buy Gold and Silver on the dips

Tim Moseley

Project Blue Beam According To Serge Monast

Project Blue Beam According To Serge Monast 

Possibly one of the last series of events before the globalists' takeover?

Over the decades, many scenarios have been projected as conspiracy theories and dismissed by the majority. That being the case, it begs the question of why mainstream media won’t discuss it, and social media giants delete the content and ban the user? What do they want to hide? 

Many of us are waking up and seeing that these conspiracy theories are, in fact, now being realized. The concept of a new world order is no longer a conspiracy theory, and we are already experiencing how it’s being rolled out. Nor are the horrific stories of adverse events and death worldwide due to the vaccination said to be the solution to the latest pandemic. 

Equally, the authorities' restrictions, mandates, and control over the population being dished out keep people in fear and oppression so they may become compliant with their orders. All of this is part of the transition to new world order and one-world government, and they haven’t been that secretive about it either.

We can find the clues in the Georgia Guidestones constructed back in 1980, and there have been many publications since, but falling on deaf ears for the most part or were dismissed entirely. Who would dare to think our government leaders would betray the human race with such psychological terror? It’s just not plausible. Is it? 

But the fact is that government agencies and corporations that work with the global elites toward New World Order are prepared to promote anything that will help them achieve their objective of total social control and make way for the great reset. These unelected globalists who believe they are superior beings think they have the answer to everything.  

I came across an article published in 2015 portraying a strategy for further mind control. Given what we have experienced and know now, it’s probably one of the final straws the new world order needs for complete infiltration worldwide. It’s called Project Blue Beam. 

One reason for NASA’s Project Blue Beam was developed and brought to light by Serge Monast in 1994. Monast was a journalist, poet, and essayist who believed generating a global New Age religion was the only thing that would make a worldwide dictatorship possible and, of course, debunked as a grand conspiracy theory.

However, in 2015, a strange occurrence was recorded on film showing dark skyscrapers floating in the clouds above China, perplexing the world. While scientists quickly denied the event was a mirage, not everyone agreed. Monast’s conspiracy theory started to gain serious momentum in the days that followed—the idea that the sighting was caused by a secret NASA mission known as Project Blue Beam. 

Source: CNN

Based on Monast’s theory, NASA and the United Nations plan to establish a new world order by using technologically enhanced mind control to create a global new age religion. He said that Project Blue Beam would be implemented in four phases.

Phase 1: The Collapse of All Archaeological Knowledge

According to Serge Monast, NASA will use earthquakes to destroy all existing archaeological information to discredit all existing religions. He believes that earthquakes will occur at specific locations on the planet during step one to disprove the interpretations of significant religious beliefs. Supposedly new discoveries will suddenly explain the wrong meaning of all major religions.

Serge suggests that by providing evidence to falsify the teachings of all major religions, people will be more likely to accept the new age religion when it is established. It is expected that this form of evidence-based religion will make the transition from current beliefs easier. According to the theory, most people will abandon religion as it is inaccurate, thus allowing the new age religion to be established as the only true religion.

Phase 2: A Monumental Space Show with 3D Holographic Laser Projections

The second stage in creating a new world order will be to utilize a vast space display with 3D holographic laser and audio projections to seduce people into accepting the “new god.” A laser projection of holographic images will be used to convey to various parts of the world, each with its own message corresponding to the predominant regional or national religious belief. 

He said that followers of various religions would see their own returned Messiah in convincing lifelike reality from the depths of space. Stunned followers will witness their messiah returning to them and appear in a true-to-life fashion due to this graphic illusion. All of these messiah images will then merge into one. 

Monast states,

“This one god will, in fact, be the anti-Christ who will explain the various scriptures have been misunderstood, that the religions of all are responsible for turning brother against brother, nation against nation; therefore, the world’s religions must be abolished to make way for the Golden Age.”


Phase 3: Telepathic Two-way Communication using ELF Waves

According to Monast’s theory, NASA plans to use low-frequency radio waves to telepathically communicate with humans in an effort to shape their beliefs to match those of the new age religion. Telepathic communication will be used as a form of mind control to trick people into thinking their God is communicating with them directly. 

He says a device will be used to deliver audible signals directly to an individual and undetectable to anyone else. This device can broadcast voices straight into the brain using a microwave beam at audio frequencies, and it can be used from space by satellite to reach anybody on the planet. 

Such waves from a satellite are fed from the memory of computers which store a lot of data about human beings and languages. This is basically mind control, and it is a reality at a time when artificial intelligence and voice recognition software is more advanced. The device will be programmed with specific affirmations or beliefs to shape the thinking of those who are exposed to it.

Phase 4: Universal supernatural manifestations 

The last step of Project Blue Beam is to create a chaotic event that will convince people to accept the new world order and could occur with up to three distinct orientations.

According to Mr. Monast, one of the ways is to lead people to believe that an alien invasion is imminent and will strike every major city on earth. The goal is to push each major nation to use its nuclear to strike back. This way, it would put each of these nations in a state of complete disarmament in front of the United Nations after the false attack. 
The second is to make the Christians believe in a major rapture with the supposedly divine intervention of an alleged good alien force coming to save the people from a brutal satanic attack.  Its goal is to eliminate all significant opposition to the new world order and usher in a new era of global governance and a one-world religion. 

Thirdly, a mixture of electronic and supernatural forces will play a prominent role in the fourth step. This phase will attempt to create global satanic ghosts in order to push all populations around the world into a suicide wave, resulting in mass suicide, murder, and permanent psychological disorders. 

As stated in the transcript of a taped presentation by Serge Monast in 1994,

“The waves used at that time will allow supernatural forces to travel through optical fiber, coaxial cable… the one used for cable TV, electric and phone lines in order to penetrate everywhere on electronic equipment, appliances will be already installed with microchips. The goal of this one deals with global Satanic  ghosts – spector – all around the world in order to push all population on the edge to drown into a wave of suicide, killing and permanent psychological disorders.”


Do The 4 Phases Have Any Credibility? 

Are there any indications that the theory is true? Even though this subject is highly contentious, there are some solid beliefs against the conspiracy theory. Are these things just a coincidence, or do they provide evidence for the four phases? The most considerable supporting evidence for step one occurred in 2012 when 39 earthquakes struck the Earth in just two days. 

After the incident, leading seismologist Gheorghe Marmureanu was puzzled. He said, 

“There is no doubt that something is seriously wrong. There have been too many strong earthquakes. The quakes are a surprise that cannot be easily explained by current scientific knowledge.” 


The archaeological findings of what some believe to be Jesus Christ's tomb and skeleton remains also give credence to step one.

Step two seems to have the most evidence, with many reports of holograms appearing in the sky. Apart from the city appearing in the clouds over China, there have been numerous videos of unexplained sightings, one being a Jesus crucifix.

Regarding step three, there has been an entire US federal department working to allow communication without the use of vocalized speech through neural signal analysis. This has already been proven by telepathically controlling monkey limbs. 

There is no substantial evidence for step four, although there have been several cases where paranormal investigators have used electronic voice phenomenon recording devices to discover ghosts. 


Source: Bitchute


Monast’s Research Into Vaccines

In 1993, Serge Monast talked about the dossier he intended to start writing the following week concerning vaccines, experimental military medicine, and liquid crystals. It was prompted by the different developments in military research produced by the CIA in the United States in terms of vaccines.

He explains this in the video below,

“It is possible to administer a vaccine inside of which there does not appear to be anything apparently and which is not offensive to health in any way. But on the other hand, the same vaccine, because of its ill-defined content, put in relation a year or two years later with another vaccine, which too seems harmless at first sight, but the two combined together will produce implausible problems.

And I recently knew that it was possible, without this being necessarily detected at the level of scientific analysis, that it was possible to cut in half a liquid crystal, to put part of it in a vaccine, and a year or two years later, the second part is found in another vaccine. The combination of the two, with the information I have at the liquid crystal level, allows the control of individuals, via satellite in order to arrive, at some point, at absolute political control over populations.”

The full 54-minute version of this video. "Special Serge Monast" – by Christian Martineau, where Serge Monast talks about the vaccination and concentration camp file, is unfortunately but not surprisingly removed from YouTube due to violating community guidelines. 

Two years later, in 1995, Pierre Gilbert also talked about liquid crystals in vaccines,

“In the biological destruction, there are the organized tempests on the magnetic fields. What will follow is the contamination of the bloodstreams of mankind, creating intentional infections. This will be enforced via laws that will make vaccination mandatory. And these vaccines will make it possible to control people.

The vaccines will have liquid crystals that will become hosted in the brain cells, which will become micro receivers of electromagnetic fields where waves of very, very low frequencies will be sent. And through these low-frequency waves, people will be unable to think; you’ll be turned into a zombie. Don’t think of this as a hypothesis… this has been done.” – Pierre Gilbert (1995)


Monast’s Demise

Law enforcement officials and authorities began to hunt for Serge Monast in 1995 and 1996 for having links to 'networks of forbidden information.' His two children, who he homeschooled, were taken away and declared wards of the state in September 1996 so that they could receive a public education.

On December 13, 1996, the day after his arrest, where he spent a night in jail, he died of a heart attack in his home at the age of 51. His followers believe that he was murdered with 'psychotronic weapons' to prevent him from continuing his research.


Source: Sweetliberty.org

Beware Of False Prophets

We are all very mindful to beware of false prophets and all of this information resurfacing at this uncertain and terrifying time for many is very poignant. We need to all stay vigilant and not be misled or conned into anything. What could manifest out of these evil meticulous plots is definitely full of false prophets. 

I’ve seen enough not to take anything for granted over the last three years or dismiss anything as ridiculous. Anything is possible and even probable, given today’s technology combined with the evil and greed in the world.

With all that is happening, I consider the plans laid out here to be vital in hijacking the masses into worshipping the antichrist without even realizing it. Stay true and pure of heart and close to God the Father’s Word, and false signs and wonders will not deceive you. Know that Jesus (Yeshua) is with you always.  



References: EducateYourself.org


Also published @ BeforeIt’sNews.com: https://beforeitsnews.com/conspiracy-theories/2022/05/project-blue-beam-according-to-serge-monast-2519467.html


Tim Moseley

The Artist that came out of the Winter