Turkish President Recep Tayyip Turkey is pushing for Turkey to create a new payment system with Russia. This initiative is in response to U.S. sanctions against Turkey's use of Russian Mir cards. Some Turkish banks have worked with them to facilitate payments from Russian tourists who visit the country.
Report: President Erdogan Charges the Turkish Government with Developing Mir Alternative
Recep Tayyip Erdan, President of Turkey, has directed ministers to create a Russian payment system to replace the Russian banking system Mir. According to A Haber TV, Turkish and Russian officials had already met to discuss this issue.
This move comes after Washington stated that it would attempt to persuade Turkey not to support Mir. Russians who are planning to vacation in Turkey due to Western sanctions, have only one option: their cards. They visited Turkey in large numbers this year.
Kommersant, a Russian business newspaper, quoted A Haber as saying that both the Turkish and Russian relevant government departments are currently in negotiations while President Erdogan will also be participating in discussions.
The administration in Washington suggested that it could impose sanctions against nations who conduct transactions with Mir. Denizbank and Isbank, two of five Turkish lenders, had stopped working with the Russian payments system. It is still being used by the state-owned Halkbank and Vakifbank as well as Ziraat.
Later, the U.S. Treasury indicated that it was ready to convince Turkey of the necessity to reduce Mir's use. The sanctions imposed by the United States over Russia's invasion of Ukraine were expanded to include the chief executive of Russia's National Card Payment System, (NSPK) Mir's operator.
Russian domestic transactions are processed by the NSPK. Mir was established by Moscow in 2014 after several Russian banks were refused Visa and Mastercard services. Russia also created the System for Transfer of Financial Messages, (SPFS) which is an alternative to SWIFT. Some Russian banks have been disassociated from it.
Russia's attention has been drawn to cryptocurrency during the current crisis. The Bank of Russia and the Ministry of Finance agreed earlier this month that Russia would have to legalize cryptocurrency payments for cross-border trade to alleviate the sanctions on its economy.
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Complete Form 8903 if your Roth IRA option is chosen. The process for an ordinary IRA will not be affected.
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Can I have a gold ETF in a Roth IRA
Although a 401k plan might not provide this option, you should still consider other options like an Individual Retirement Account (IRA).
A traditional IRA allows contributions from both employee and employer. Another option is to invest in publicly traded corporations with an Employee Stockownership Plan (ESOP).
An ESOP can provide tax advantages, as employees are allowed to share in company stock and the profits generated by the business. The money in the ESOP can then be subject to lower tax rates than if the money were in the individual's hands.
A Individual Retirement Annuity is also possible. An IRA allows you to make regular payments throughout your life and earn income in retirement. Contributions to IRAs will not be taxed
Is physical gold allowed in an IRA.
Gold is money and not just paper currency. People have used gold as a currency for thousands of centuries to preserve their wealth and keep it safe from inflation. Today, investors invest in gold as part a diversified portfolio. This is because gold tends do better in financial turmoil.
Today, many Americans invest in precious metals such as gold and silver rather than stocks and bonds. While owning gold doesn't guarantee you'll make money investing in gold, there are several reasons why it may make sense to consider adding gold to your retirement portfolio.
One reason is that gold has historically performed better than other assets during periods of financial panic. Gold prices rose nearly 100 percent between August 2011 and early 2013, while the S&P 500 fell 21 percent over the same period. Gold was one asset that outperformed stocks in turbulent market conditions.
Another advantage of investing in gold is that it's one of the few assets with virtually zero counterparty risk. Your shares will still be yours even if your stock portfolio drops. But if you own gold, its value will increase even if the company you invested in defaults on its debt.
Finally, the liquidity that gold provides is unmatched. This means you can easily sell your gold any time, unlike other investments. It makes sense to buy small quantities of gold, as it is more liquid than other investments. This allows you to take advantage of short-term fluctuations in the gold market.
Can the government take your gold?
Your gold is yours, so the government cannot confiscate it. You have earned it by working hard for it. It belongs to you. However, there may be some exceptions to this rule. You could lose your gold if convicted of fraud against a federal government agency. If you owe taxes, your precious metals could be taken away. You can keep your gold even if your taxes are not paid.
- (Basically, if your GDP grows by 2%, you need miners to dig 2% more gold out of the ground every year to keep prices steady.) (smartasset.com)
- The price of gold jumped 131 percent from late 2007 to September 2011, when it hit a high of $1,921 an ounce, according to the World Gold Council. (aarp.org)
- If you accidentally make an improper transaction, the IRS will disallow it and count it as a withdrawal, so you would owe income tax on the item's value and, if you are younger than 59 ½, an additional 10% early withdrawal penalty. (forbes.com)
- You can only purchase gold bars at least 99.5% purity. (forbes.com)
- This is a 15% margin that has shown no stable direction of growth but fluctuates seemingly at random. (smartasset.com)
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The History of Gold as an Asset
From ancient times to the beginning of the 20th century, gold was used as a currency. It was widely accepted around the world and enjoyed its purity, divisibility and uniformity. Due to its value, it was also internationally traded. There was no international standard for measuring gold at that time, so different weights and measures were used around the world. One pound sterling, for example, was equivalent in England to 24 carats, and one livre tournois, in France, to 25 carats. A mark, on the other hand, was equivalent in Germany to 28 carats.
The United States began issuing American coin made up 90% copper, 10% zinc and 0.942 fine-gold in the 1860s. This led to a decrease of demand for foreign currencies which in turn caused their prices to rise. This was when the United States started minting large quantities of gold coins. The result? Gold prices began to fall. They needed to pay off debt because they had too much money coming into circulation. They decided to return some of the gold they had left to Europe.
Many European countries didn't trust the U.S. dollars and started to accept gold for payment. Many European countries began to use paper money and stopped accepting gold as payment after World War I. The price of gold has risen significantly since then. Today, although the price fluctuates, gold remains one of the safest investments you can make.
By: Lubomir Tassev
Title: Erdogan Suggests Turkish-Russian Payment System, Local Media Reports
Sourced From: news.bitcoin.com/erdogan-suggests-turkish-russian-payment-system-local-media-reports/
Published Date: Sat, 24 Sep 2022 04:30:47 +0000