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Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Blame Gold
We have been talking about The Midas Paradox (2015), by Scott Sumner. July 23, 2017: The Midas Paradox (2015), by Scott Sumner. As you probably guessed from the three-word title, the book can be summarized in two words, which are: “blame gold.” This, as we have seen, is actually a relatively new notion, even if it enjoys some popularity today. The general consensus, which later (after 1950) became the Keynesian consensus, did not blame gold, or indeed, monetary policy in general, for the Great D
Tuesday, July 17, 2018
Gold - Antal E. Fekete
The Gold Demonetization Hoax

Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Devaluations of the 1930s Don't Justify Today's Funny Money Excess
Without question, the Great Depression was a time when the political consensus moved from a Classical “hard money” approach towards a Mercantilist “soft money” approach — leading, ultimately, to today’s “print until the pain goes away” reaction. Actually, this trend had started in the later 19th century, and was not fully expressed until the 1970s – an evolution stretching over a hundred years or more. But, the experience of the Great Depression period of the 1930s st
Friday, July 6, 2018
Charleston Voice
  Global Times - Hard lessons from China's silver standard 
History will repeat, but this time around America will not be able to coin silver Trade Dollars to conduct trade with Asia. Oops. Oh, where O where did my empire go? Source: Caijing.com.cn  [08:30 July 15 2009] Chinese macroeconomic historian Ray Huang used to say the Qing Dynasty never understood monetary and fiscal policy, and therefore was unable to compete against the West. In those days, monetary policy in China was essentially tied to silver, the national money standard since t
Monday, June 18, 2018
Jeff Clark - Goldsilver
Why Own Gold The Top 10 Reasons to Buy Gold Now
Is gold a good investment? Why should you own it?It’s natural and even prudent for an investor to wonder if a particular asset is a good investment or not. That’s especially true for gold, since it’s an inert metal and doesn’t earn any interest.But the reasons for owning physical gold go beyond the possibility of its price rising. Gold bullion offers distinct advantages that simply can’t be found in almost any other investment. These advantages give you power as an investor. And yes, one of thes
Friday, June 1, 2018
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
The Bank of England, 1844-1913 2: The Banking Department
We are continuing our look at the Bank of England during the period 1844-1913. In 1844, the Bank fell under a new regulation and reorganization, in which it was separated into two entities, the Issue Department and the Banking Department. The Issue Department was solely responsible for paper banknotes, and operated a system very similar to the "Making Change" or currency-board type system we looked at earlier. April 14, 2013: The Bank of England, 1844-1
Saturday, May 5, 2018
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Japan: the Yen 1914-1941
For some reason, I've been spending a lot of time recently talking about the "interwar" period, 1920-1940. During World War I, Japan, following the example of most all governments in the world, suspended redeemability and floated the yen in 1914. It looks like the yen was nevertheless kept essentially linked to the dollar, however. The dollar, like the pound, was also effectively floated, and sank in value. March
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Fall vs Sterling, Moscow Equities Drop as UK-Russia Tensions Worsen
GOLD PRICES spiked to a 1-week high before retreating against a volatile US Dollar in London trade Wednesday as Russia promised retailiation over the UK expelling 23 diplomats as "undeclared intelligence officers" following the poisoning of a former spy with toxic nerve agent. The UK also said it is tightening checks on Russian state-owned assets in Britian, and the Royal family will not attend this summer's football World Cup, but
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Frank Shostak
Why We Now Measure Gold in Dollars — and Not the Other Way Around
Prior to 1933, the name "dollar" was used to refer to a unit of gold that had a weight of 23.22 grains. Since there are 480 grains in one ounce, this means that the name dollar also stood for 0.048 ounce of gold. This in turn, means that one ounce of gold referred to $20.67.Observe that $20.67 is not the price of one ounce of gold in terms of dollars as popular thinking has it, for there is no such entity as a dollar. Dollar is just a name for 0.048 ounce of gold. On this Rothbard wrote,No one p
Saturday, March 10, 2018
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Where’s The Magic Formula
(This item originally appeared at Forbes.com on March 3, 2018.) https://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanlewis/2018/03/02/wheres-the-magic-formula/#3a4e6da97a01 For some time, I’ve argued that a lot of economic policymaking boils down to the Magic Formula, which is: Low Taxes and Stable Money. There is more to it than this, of course; but if you don’t get the big stuff right, the little stuff won’t matter. So, get the big stuff right, first. Conversely, when a country runs into trouble, you can usual
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Digital Gold Provide the Benefits Of Physical Gold
– Will digital gold provide the benefits of physical gold?– Digital gold and crypto gold products claim to combine efficiencies of blockchain with value of gold– They are yet to provide the same benefits or safety as owning physical gold– National mints jumping in on the ‘sexy blockchain’ act – BOE  declares bitcoin ‘not a currency;’ Royal Mint launches blockchain gold product– Digital gold, blockchain gold and crypto gold is frequently not fully backed, unallocated, pooled and unsecured gold ho
Monday, February 26, 2018
Michael Ballanger
Stock Market Volatility Attributed to 'Shenanigans'
Back in January, I discussed the likelihood that global equity markets were approaching simultaneous tipping points beyond which legions upon legions of GenX-ers and Millennials would be thrown to the wolves by failing to recognize the financial mania engulfing them. I alluded to it being "Time for the Beast to Exhale," and within a few days, my volatility trade (UVXY) exploded to the upside as the "beast," better known as the global stock market ascent, finally exhaled and fell 3,300 Dow Jones
Friday, February 23, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Bitcoin or British Pound ‘Pretty Much Failed’ As Currency
– Bitcoin has ‘pretty much failed’ as a currency says Bank of England Carney– Bitcoin is neither a store of value nor a useful way to buy things – BOE’s Carney– Project fear against crypto-currencies or an out of control investing bubble?– Bitcoin will likely recover in value but is speculative and not for widows and orphans– British pound has been a terrible store of value – unlike gold– Pound collapsed 30% in 2016 and down 11.5% per annum versus gold in last 15 years– Fiat currency experiment
Wednesday, February 21, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Find 'Support', Silver 'Improving' as 40 of GLD Held by Institutional Investors
GOLD PRICES rallied from a brief dip below $1340 per ounce in London trade on Tuesday, rising against a firm US Dollar as New York traders returned from the long Presidents Day weekend. With China's markets still closed for the New Year of the Dog celebrations, Asian stock markets closed lower while European equities edged higher. Benchmark UK Gilt yields rose above 1.60%, up near t
Tuesday, February 20, 2018
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
When will the next credit crisis occur
The timing of any credit crisis is set by the rate at which the credit cycle progresses. People don’t think in terms of the credit cycle, wrongly believing it is a business cycle. The distinction is important, because a business cycle by its name suggests it emanates from business. In other words, the cycle of growth and recessions is due to instability in the private sector and this is generally believed by state planners and central bankers.This is untrue, because cycles of business activity h
Sunday, February 11, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Hit Multi-Week Lows as UK 'Hints' at Rate Rise, US Risks Syria Stand-Off with Turkey
GOLD PRICES bounced $10 per ounce from new 5-week lows against a rising US Dollar in London on Thursday, rallying to $1316 as Western stock markets also fell hard once again. Commodities held flat, but major government bond prices dropped, driving longer-term interest rates higher. Benchmark UK Gilt yields neared the highest since March 2016 – back before the shock Brexit referendum result on qu
Thursday, February 8, 2018
Bullion Vault
Dollar Up, Gold Prices Dip, Silver Betting -29 Ahead of Fed, Jobs Data
GOLD PRICES slipped slightly back on Monday morning in London as the US Dollar surged after 6 straight weeks of losses, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. Gold traded $6 below last week's close at $1349 per ounce after touching an 18-month high at $1365 early on Friday. US Treasury bonds meantime extended their New Year 2018 sell-off, pushing up the yields offered to new bu
Monday, January 29, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Price $1.10 Below 4-Year Friday High, 'All About' Trump's Dollar 'Devaluation'
GOLD PRICE gains from last Friday of 2.6% slipped to 1.5% against the US Dollar in London trade today, leaving the metal just $1.10 per ounce below a near 4-year high at its weekly close. The Dollar eased back but held half of yesterday's sharp rebound from its lowest FX value since late 2014 after US president Donald Trump tempered "weak Dollar" comments from his Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin.
Friday, January 26, 2018
Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com
  Some Reflexions on History and Economics 
Nicolas Oresme, a Catholic bishop (1320-1382), studied human behavior with regard to money, which in his time consisted of gold and silver coinage; he was perhaps the first to observe that humans attribute varying valuations to the money that comes into their hands. He stated that holders of gold and silver coins prefer to tender their most deteriorated coins in payments, and retain the most bright, shiny and perfect of their coins. Thus, he was the true originator of what has come to be known a
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Trading 'Calmer' as China's GDP Accelerates, UK Pound Jumps as Brexit Bill Passed
GOLD TRADING in London saw wholesale prices rally from near 1-week lows versus the Dollar on Thursday as the US currency fell again after new data said growth in China's economy accelerated last year for the first time since 2010. Gold prices popped $5 higher but failed to hold above $1330 per ounce as global equities extended yesterday's new all-time highs in New York's stock markets. Beijing's
Thursday, January 18, 2018
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