First, there's quite a bit of evidence showing up, unsurprisingly, Elevation Group that the U.S. government is playing a hand in the formation of a new government there. We have to remember that the Ukrainian president who was just ousted was democratically elected. We also have to remember that many people in Ukraine speak Russian and generally side with Russia. It is also quite ironic given the recent history of U.S. involvement everywhere. It is far more reasonable to expect some kind of action by Putin and the Russian government to be involved in Ukraine, which is right next door, than it is for the U.S.
Between mid-2007 and mid-2013, global debt rose by $30.0 trillion, from $70.0 trillion to $100 trillion. (Source: Glover, J., Debt Exceeds $100 Trillion as Governments Binge, Bloomberg, March 10, 2014.) The sell-off in the gold bullion market in 2013 was a blessing in disguise. It forced gold companies to cut their costsas gold bullion prices increased, their costs for these companies soared as well. As a result of this, they are cutting back on their exploration expenses, delaying projects, and so on and so forth. This all creates a massive constraint on the supply of the metal. Gold companies fell victim to the sell-off last year.