A Visit with Marin Katusa


Earlier today, I had the opportunity to visit with fund manager, analyst and best-selling author Marin Katusa.

Over the course of this call, Marin and I discuss:

It was a real treat to finally have the opportunity to visit with Marin. I'm confident that you'll enjoy listening to this interview.



Safety Dan
Mar 11, 2016 - 10:15am

@ Lemming and Wingy

I don't know where the idea of 2million gold tonnes came from..

However on the 720,000 tons of gold is well documented. Do your history:


In 1478, Moslems from the Malayan Peninsula crossed the Malacca Strait and conquered Java, the capital of Madjapahit Empire. Subsequently, the Malay/ Srivijaya/ Madjapahit disintegrated. In its place, a Moslem religious government was established inaugurating the reign of Sultanates.

A family of MAHARAJAHS AND RAJAHS, TAGEAN, was then ruling the Madjapahit Empire. They retreated and consolidated their position in a group of 7,169 islands, known as the MAHARLIKA (now Philippines) away from the oncoming Moslems. Being a descendant of royal Malayan blood, the Tagean family had its share of power, authority and riches from the collected taxes during its 900 Year rule in the empire, and even two millennia earlier when there was commerce with King Solomon of Israel.

The Maharajah and his sons, the rajahs, ruled the Maharlika using their own laws, the CODE OF KALANTIAW. The Maharlika was a very rich and flourishing country. By the early sixteenth century, the ruling maharajah, Luisong Tagean, had 720,000 metric tons of gold that he kept in present day Kota Kinabalu, Sabah or North Borneo. At that time, Sabah was part of the Maharlika.

The Family Tree of Maharajah Luisong Tagean:

MAHARAJAH LUISONG TAGEAN. He resided in the Lamayan District, now known as Malacañang. He was married to Margaret Acuña Macleod.

His sons were:


The said 1,200,000 metric tons of precious stones was an integral portion of 1,000 tons of US Gold Nuggets with an equivalent of $20 million US dollar or 20,000,000 pieces of $1 dollar gold coin weighing at 50 grams per coins of 21 karat of US Gold, that was paid by Don Esteban Benitez Tallano to the government of Spain accommodating the American responsibility of consideration on Cessation Treaty between two countries on the assumption agreement of said Don Esteban Benitez Tallano with with the American and the Royal Government of Spain to includes among others only the sovereign authority and SPARE MAHARLIKANS ANCESTRAL DOMINION OF THE INHABITANTS. This required the government of the United States of America through Admiral Dewey with stipulation of the Royal government of Spain through General Montojo to issue TITULO DE COMPRA which became TITULO TORRENTS after 3 years JUDICIAL COURT BATTLE on OCTOBER 3, 1904, under Decree No. 01- in favor of Prince Lacan Acuna Ulrijal Bolkiah (Tagaen) Tallano. Until its derivative title were issued, as mentioned earlier; under TCT T No. 408 and TCT T No. 498.
After the World War II records of the Land Registration Commission were destroyed and among of which were the original owner’s duplicate of OCT T 01-4, TCT T No. 408 and TCT T No. 498 but through Republic No. 26 all were reconstituted administratively in the year 1956.
But aggravating events were not the ends it was merely the beginning upon unlawful attempt of the Lawyers of the Tallano Clans headed then by Attorney Juan Araneta, Attorney Francisco Ortega and then former President Ferdinand E. Marcos to falsified the documents and by way of ESCHEATMENT PETITION LRC/Civil Case No. 997-P filed by Solicitor General Antonio Barredo but with brilliant and unwavering patronage of then Solicitor General Felix Makasiar, who became lower Court of First Instance of Rizal then by reason of the PHYSICAL EXISTENCE AND PRESENCE OF THE TALLANO ROYAL FAMILY, that caused the rehearing of the case and judgement rendered in favor of the Tallano Clans after an OFFERED FOR COMPROMISE AGREEMENT in an LRC CIVIL CASE 3957—P, in CFI Branch 28 then in Pasay City, by the Republic of the Philippines was ACCEPTED BY THE TALLANO CLAN with brilliant defense of their lawyers Tañada and Pelaez Law Office and Claro M. Recto’s Judicial wisdom that ended the case.




King Luisong Tagean died in December 17, 1764 who left of nothing but noble teachings and his bounty of bullion of gold, 720,000 metric tons, as legacies to his royal children and descendants, and to the inhabitants of Maharlika Islands. He died nine (9) months after the issuance of the declaration of said treaty, died in peace and happiness. He died upon learning the positive fruits of his efforts which was the issuance of land title over the archipelago in his honor issued by the British Government embracing 7,169 islands and around 503,877 square nautical miles under OCT No. T-0l-4 and in the name of his grandson, Prince Lacan Tagean on January 17, 1764 and later to l6 year-old Prince Julian Macleod Tallano in 1780.


The Maharajah and his sons, the rajahs, ruled the Maharlika using their own laws, the CODE OF KALANTIAW. The Maharlika was a very rich and flourishing country. By the early sixteenth century, the ruling maharajah, Luisong Tagean, had 720,000 metric tons of gold that he kept in present dayKota Kinabalu, Sabah or North Borneo. At that time, Sabah was part of the Maharlika.


THE TRUE STORY OF THE TALLANO (TALA) ESTATE Fantastic! This is the normal reaction of those who are told one family has a title on the whole Philippine archipelago. It’s not possible, many say. How was the title secured? Who secured the title? Why only now has the story surfaced and come to public attention? Why did it take so long for the owners to stake their claim on their property? Is this not a scam engineered by smart manipulators? These and many other questions come to mind when presented with the story. But it is story with full factual support – titles, documents, court decisions, writs of execution, sheriff’s return, annotations at the back of the titles, certifications of government officials and agencies attesting to the existence of the titles in their files and genuineness of the said titles. One document may be fabricated, especially because this is Philippines. But twenty-one (21) volumes of court documents certainly cannot be manufactured even by the smartest con artist on the face of this planet.

Now feel free to do your own research and find out how many trucks it would take to haul it. Or better yet, how there isn't a typo.. Its correct.

Mar 11, 2016 - 8:07am

Re: 2 million tons of gold?

While I agree with your point, I see on this thread that The Philippines has 640,000 tons of gold. I called that a typo. My guess is that he meant 640 tons, but I thought that the US has 8500 tons in Fort Knox, so I may be mistaken. It wouldn't be the first time. But what I wanted to point out is that a typical 18 wheeler carries approx. 80,000 pounds, not 40,000. Your point is still valid, as 50,000 semi's is still a hell of a traffic jam.

James Crightonsmoothie
Mar 11, 2016 - 4:07am

@SS121 - "free market"

Well, SS, I do hope you are right. But, I have difficulty envisioning the practicality of that - individuals, on a statistically widespread basis, using real money (gold and silver) to conduct business to such an extent that TPTB's fiat system is rendered redundant. As I say, I do hope you are correct, but I just have difficulty envisioning it.

Anyway, thanks for responding - I do appreciate it.


Mar 11, 2016 - 1:05am

2 Million Tons of Gold?

LOL. I presume this presentation was meant to be humorous? Semi trucks in the United States are typically loaded with 20 tons of cargo. Here is a visual for you. 2,000,000/20 = 100,000 semi trucks. If each truck were separated on the highway by 100 feet, this would result in a convoy of trucks 3,314 miles long.

The convoy of gold laden semi's would stretch from San Diego, CA to Bangor, Maine.

If there are 2,000,000 tons of above ground gold in the world, then I suggest we quit stacking it. If this is true then it has very little scarcity value.

USGS estimates that 150,000 tons of gold have been mined in world history.

Mar 10, 2016 - 12:25pm


you no like this guy's proprietary blend of fiat system Kool-Aid? me neither, but it's nothing personal of course.


Mar 10, 2016 - 12:21pm


Sorry for the duplicate!

I have listened to Mr. Katusa over the years (? 5 years) and have been a subscriber with TF Metals for about 3 years.

All things considered, TF Metals has been the superior investment.

Mar 10, 2016 - 11:54am


I have learned to appreciate the objective look at the market that TF Metals provides.

SS121James Crighton
Mar 10, 2016 - 11:13am

JC "free market", who sets the exchange rate

If so, from where will these two people get the exchange rate (for the currency vs gold)?

JC, there has not always been privately owned charts to tell people what all their stuff is worth. just like there hasn't always been a privately owned media to first turn off people's ability to think and then program them with all their system-based beliefs.




And then YOU Sir, will set the exchange rate for YOUR Silver and YOUR Gold.

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J Siefert
Mar 10, 2016 - 10:32am

Yes, but....

when are the Chinese going to do something, ...and what?

Mar 10, 2016 - 10:26am

Opposite day?

Seems QE these days makes your currency stronger?

Our QE is better than your QE! - Draghi

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