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Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Why Base Your Money On Gold A Simple Answer For First-Timers
The United States embraced the principle of a gold standard – a dollar whose value was linked to a defined quantity of gold – from 1789 to 1971, a stretch of 182 years. During this time, the U.S. was the most successful of any major country, expanding from thirteen war-ravaged states along the Atlantic
Sunday, November 18, 2018
Mike Maloney - Goldsilver
  Common Gold Silver Pitfalls to Avoid 
Investing in gold and silver may seem simple and straightforward, however it is not. There are many types of ( quote, unquote ) "investments" in gold and silver you will want to avoid. Gold and silver dealers are no different from any other industry or crowd of people. Within our industry you will find many good honest professionals and organizations, but you will also find some bad outfits whose practices can be described as underhanded, even criminal. Being the Managing Director of
Sunday, November 18, 2018
John Butler - Goldmoney
Financial crisis dynamics, the ‘shadow’ gold demand, and Mene
The study of financial crises is as old as the economics discipline itself. One of the most prominent theorists of financial crises ever to hold a senior Federal Reserve policy position was John Exter, vice-president of the New York Federal Reserve during the 1950s. Several years ago I co-wrote a series of essays on Exter’s theories together with his sonin- law, Barry Downs. In this paper, building on Exter’s work, including his eponymous ‘pyramid’, I introduce a new ‘hourglass’ framework for un
Saturday, November 17, 2018
The Gold Report
Private Equity-Firm Resumes Drilling at High-Grade Nevada Gold Project
A Nevada gold project, once fast-tracked to production, is the focus of additional exploration. Terraco Gold Corp. (TEN:TSX.V; TCEGF:OTCPK), a gold royalty company with a portfolio centered on the Spring Valley Gold Project in Nevada, has reported that Waterton Global Resource Management, the project's owner/operator, is drilling on the property. The company first reported the drilling on October 31, and followed up on November 13 with
Saturday, November 17, 2018
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
GOLD CONFISCATION AND MANIPULATION
Owning gold is life insurance and wealth preservation. Anyone who has lived through hyperinflationary periods in the Weimar Republic, Zimbabwe, Argentina or Venezuela understands the importance of gold. But it is not enough just to own gold or silver. It is also extremely important how you hold it and where you hold it. We have just seen another example how governments unilaterally “confiscate” gold. VENEZUELA CAN’T GET THEIR GOLD BACK The Venezuelan government gold held at the Bank of England (
Friday, November 16, 2018
Thorsten Polleit
November 15, 1923: The End of German Hyperinflation 
On 15 November 1923 decisive steps were taken to end the nightmare of hyperinflation in the Weimar Republic: TheReichsbank, the German central bank, stopped monetizing government debt, and a new means of exchange, theRentenmark, was issued next to thePapermark (in German:Papiermark). These measures succeeded in halting hyperinflation, but the purchasing power of thePapermark was completely ruined.
Thursday, November 15, 2018
Robert P. Murphy
The Gold Standard Did not Cause the Great Depression
Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 19, no. 1 (Spring 2016): 101–111[The Midas Paradox: Financial Markets, Government Policy Shocks, and the Great Depression by Scott Sumner]The Midas Paradox is an impressive piece of scholarship, representing the magnum opus of economist Scott Sumner. What makes the book so unique is Sumner’s use of real-time financial data and press accounts in order to explain not just broad issues—such as, “What caused the Great Depression?”—but to offer commentary on th
Wednesday, November 14, 2018
John Paul Koning
  How the Fed Helped Pay for World War I
Governments can pay their bills in three ways: taxes, debt, and inflation. The public usually recognizes the first two, for they are difficult to hide. But the third tends to go unnoticed by the public because it involves a slow and subtle reduction in the value of money, a policy usually unarticulated and complex in design. In this article, I will look under the hood of the Federal Reserve during World War I to explain the actual tools and levers used by monetary authorities to reduce the value
Sunday, November 11, 2018
The Gold Report
Gold Major's Australian Mine 'Heading to Tier 1 Status'
A BMO Capital Markets report assessed this project following a site visit. In a Nov. 7, 2018, research note, analyst Andrew Kaip reported that the overall impressions from BMO Capital Markets' site visit to Newmont Mining Corp.'s (NEM:NYSE) Tanami project in Australia's Northern Territory are that it is "a great success that keeps getting better," it is "quickly heading to tier 1 status" and it offers a "treasure trove of exploration opportunities." Ka
Saturday, November 10, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
Deutsche, other bullion banks seeking insurance with physical gold, Maguire tells KWN
London metals trader Andrew Maguire, interviewed today by King World News, says Deutsche Bank and other bullion banks are buying large amounts of physical gold in pursuit of insurance against the bursting of market bubbles that were inflated in part by shorting gold. Maguire's interview is excerpted at KWN here: https://kingworldnews.com/whistleblower-andrew-maguire-says-synthetic-go...
Friday, November 9, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
With BIS intervention rising sharply in October, gold price stalled
After falling in August and September, intervention in the gold market by the Bank for International Settlements via gold swaps increased substantially in October, according to the bank's monthly statement of account, published this week: https://www.bis.org/banking/balsheet/statofacc181031.pdf The bank's August and September statements are here: https://www.bis.org/banking/balsheet/statofacc180831.pdf https://www.bis.org/banking/balsheet/statofacc180930.pdf Perhaps not coincidentally, the
Friday, November 9, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
Chris Powell at New Orleans conference: Gold market manipulation update, November 2018
Since we met at this conference last year much new evidence of manipulation of the gold market by central banks and their bullion bank agents has been compiled and disclosed by the Gold Anti-Trust Action Committee. For example, a month ago a major bullion bank, the Bank of No
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Hugo Salinas Price - Plata.com.mx
  On the use of gold coins as money 
Why don’t humans use gold coins as Money ? The answer is quite simple : because they don’t want to, under present circumstances. The attachment of humans to gold is remarkable; I suspect there is something metaphysical about gold that attracts human beings. Perhaps gold is part of the natural order of things, part of the Rerum Natura, and the relationship of humans to gold is “built-in”into human nature, like sexual attraction.
Friday, November 2, 2018
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
October 29, 1929 - Remembering the Anniversary of Black Tuesday
"The truly savage and frenetic part of New York, the terrible, cold, cruel part, is Wall Street. Rivers of gold flow there from all over the earth, and death comes with it. There, as nowhere else, you feel a total absence of the spirit: herds of men who cannot count past three, herds more who cannot get past six, scorn for pure science and demoniacal respect for the present. And the terrible thing is that the crowd that fills this street believes that the world will always be the same, that i
Thursday, November 1, 2018
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Gold Improves Investment, Pension and Central Bank Portfolio’s Risk-Adjusted Returns
 Hungary increases gold reserves 10 fold and central bank Governor sees gold as having “economic and national strategic importance” – Central banks diversifying into gold in order to ensure the national foreign exchange reserves are “safer” and to “reduce risk” – Gold allocation reduces volatility & enhances returns in investment & pension portfolios– As stocks sold off aggressively, gold & Google searches for ‘gold price’ rose significantly
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Dudley Pierce Baker - Precious Metals Investment
The Speculative Merits of Common Stock Warrants
There are days, and this is one of them, when I feel like I'm preaching to the choir about the profit potential of investing in common stock warrants. It's a small choir of successful investors, but there are few people in the pews paying attention to my sermon. The granddaddy of investing in stock warrants was Sidney Fried, who died in 1992 at age 72. He was active from the 1950s to the 1970s, publishing a warrant survey newsletter, "The RHM Warrant Survey", and writing many books abo
Tuesday, October 30, 2018
Perth Mint Blog - Perth Mint Blog.
Infographic: World's Highest Gold Producing Countries 
An infographic showing Australia was the worldâ??s second largest gold producing country in 2012 at 250 metric tons, some way behind China at 370 metric tons. [From graphs.net via Mining.com]. Chinese output continues to rise: some 270.167 tonnes were produced there between January to August 2013, an increase of 8.2% according to reports citing China Gold Association. First quarter production in Australia fell 5% from the previous year, but experienced a revival in the th
Friday, October 26, 2018
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
Watching Palladium Make New All-Time Highs
 The price action in palladium is eerily reminiscent of early 2001, and this could have major implications for gold and silver in the months ahead. Back in 2001, the price of palladium spiked to highs above $1100/ounce. At the time, major physical palladium shortages appeared and tremendous strain was put upon the LBMA palladium market in London. Lease rates soared, and it appeared that th
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Lysander Spooner
  Gold and Silver as Standards of Value 
All the usurpation, and tyranny, and extortion, and robbery, and fraud, that are involved in the monopoly of money are practised, and attempted to be justified, under the pretence of maintaining the standard of value. This pretence is intrinsically a false one throughout. And the whole motive for it is to afford some color of justification for such a monopoly of money as will enable the few holders of gold and silver coins (or of such other money as may be specially licensed and substituted for them) to extort, in exchange for them, more of other men’s property than the coins (or their substitutes) are naturally and truly worth. That such is the fact, it is the purpose of this article to prove.
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
US Dollar Valued In Gold Since 1718 
How many ounces of gold can $1000 buy? The answer over time is instructive. Here is some knowledge about money. It is remarkable how few economists really understand this, and what it means, what it implies.  Here is Paul Krugman's opinion on the currency war and the US dollar in a recent piece called Godwin and the Greenback.    I think it speaks for itself.    And he is certainly not the worst economic voice out there, which is what makes this so disconcerting.   At least he is not an aus
Wednesday, October 24, 2018
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