Articles related to Monetary System
Mike Hewitt - Dollar Daze
  Hyperinflation around the Globe 
Angola (1991-1999) Angola went through the worst inflation from 1991 to 1995. In early 1991, the highest denomination was 50,000 kwanzas. By 1994, it was 500,000 kwanzas. In the 1995 currency reform, 1 kwanza reajustado was exchanged for 1,000 kwanzas. The highest denomination in 1995 was 5,000,000 kwanzas reajustados. In the 1999 currency reform, 1 new kwanza was exchanged for 1,000,000 kwanzas reajustados. The overall impact of hyperinflation: 1 new kwanza = 1,000,000,000 pre-1991 kwanzas.
Monday, April 23, 2018
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
The Bank of England, 1844-1913
In 1844, there was a new regulation of the Bank of England called the Bank Charter Act of 1844, also known as Peel's Act. Read Wikipedia on the Bank Charter Act of 1844 This officially made the Bank of England the sole issuer of banknotes in England, although it was functionally the sole issuer before then. It also split the Bank into two Departments: an Issue Department, wholly responsible for banknotes, and a Banking Department, which was not involved in
Saturday, April 21, 2018
Mickey Fulp - Mercenary Geologist
Gold, Silver, and the US Dollar: 1792-1971
In today's musing, I review the history of gold, silver, and fiat currency as money in the United States of America. I document how various wars, panics and depressions, Congressional acts, and executive orders have affected the US dollar prices of precious metals and resulting gold-silver ratios.This musing covers the period from 1792 when the United States government first established a national currency backed by gold and silver until
Thursday, April 19, 2018
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
  What should the gold/silver ratio be
The price of gold is dominated by investment demand* to such an extent that nothing else matters as far as its price performance is concerned. Investment demand is also the most important driver of silver’s price trend, although in silver’s case industrial demand is also a factor to be reckoned with. In addition, changes in mine supply have some effect on the silver market, because unlike the situation in the gold market the annual supply of newly-mined silver is not trivial relative to the exis
Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Bix Weir
The Three Gold Camps
I believe I have found a suitable starting point when I talk about Gold, and I’d like to share it with you to help explain “WHY” to your friends and family. With people who have little or no knowledge of gold, I have decided to start all conversations by narrowing down the different gold “Camps”. Let’s call them the “3 Gold Camps” and here they are:
Saturday, April 7, 2018
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
  The Story of Gold Money, Past, Present and Future, by Edwin Walter Kemmerer
There aren’t a lot of good books about the gold standard — the monetary system of the world until 1971 — after WWI. There aren’t a lot before WWI either, but it starts to get pretty bad after 1920. Ralph Hawtrey’s books have some merits, but they also have too many errors to serve as a definitive source. Gold and the Gold Standard: The Story of Gold Money, Past, Present and Future (1944) is something of an exception to this pattern. Edwin Walter Kemmerer was a professor at Princeton. Wikipedia o
Thursday, April 5, 2018
Robert Blumen - 24hgold
  The Myth of the Gold Supply Deficit 
Analyses based on annual supply and demand of gold appear on a daily basis, whether posted to gold web sites or in the financial media, many of them by the most respected analysts of gold mining shares. These articles typically show an imbalance between supply and demand, suggesting that there is a gold supply deficit. From there, the conclusion follows that a much higher gold price is required in order to bring supply and demand into balance.
Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Standing Ready to Lease Gold
We will take another break from capital destruction, to treat a topic which has come up this week. On March 11, we said: “…central bankers do not think about gold. Granted, they once did. In the 1960’s, there was the now-infamous London Gold Pool to keep the price of gold at $35. This is endlessly cited as evidence of current central bank price suppression, without bothering to mention that until 1971 the official US policy was to maintain the dollar to gold exchange rate of $35 to the ounce. …
Tuesday, March 20, 2018
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
March 18, 1968 - "Good Money Is Coined Freedom" Speech by William McChesney Martin, 1968
Today, we have a speech by the Chairman of the Federal Reserve, William McChesney Martin, given on March 18, 1968. At this time, the Bretton Woods era was coming to an end, not because of some inherent problem, but because those in charge of maintaining it (including Martin) really didn't know what they were doing. It was the simplest thing in the world -- a time of peace and prosperity worldwide -- but they were not up to the task. click here for "Good Money Is Coined Freedom," by William McC
Sunday, March 18, 2018
Thorsten Polleit
The Best Way to Compete with China Is to Free the Economy
As things stand, China holds around 20 percent, or $ 1.2 trillion, of outstanding US credit market debt. This is the result of decades of “symbiotic interaction”, if one follows the hidden message that is embedded in the neologism “Chinamerica”: Americans consume more goods from China than they export to China, and the Chinese are willingly financing the US trade deficit with their “over-savings” by holding dollars and US dollar-denominated debt. In 2017 alone, it amounted to $ 375 billion.For a
Monday, March 12, 2018
David Morgan - Silver Investor
  Correcting Antal Fekete's Historical Silver Errors 
In "The Double Whammy of Geopolitical Gold Games reposted in February 2013 (from January 31, 2008) by Antal Fekete he stated some errors of fact! Marco Polo, guide us on this excursion to China! Bruce Lee, help our reflexes to be as fast as yours! May we not be slap happy like Jackie Chan! Wo Fat, do not mislead us! Antal mentioned China's silver money system going back to the 16th century, then stated" "CHINA'S EXTERNAL TRADE WAS INSIGNIFIC
Monday, March 12, 2018
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Monetary Metals Partners With Quintric
Quintric Invests in Monetary Metals Gold Fixed Income Scottsdale, Ariz, March 8, 2018—Monetary Metals announces a partnership with Quintric Corporation. Quintric began earning a Yield on Gold, Paid in Gold® through its recent participation in Monetary Metals financing of Valaurum. Under the terms of the deal, Quintric looks forward to active involvement in upcoming Monetary Metals financing opportunities. Quintric provides forever vaulting and insurance at no cost to holders of its precious meta
Friday, March 9, 2018
Stewart Dougherty
Mr. President, If We Don’t Have Gold, We Don’t Have a Country
“Passivity is fatal to us. Our goal is to make the enemy passive. … Communism is not love. Communism is a hammer which we use to crush the enemy.” Mao Tse-tung, proclaiming the founding of the People’s Republic of China, 1949Circumstantial evidence is mounting high that there is something seriously wrong with the amount of gold reportedly owned by the United States government, or more precisely, the American people.After nearly two generations of being brainwashed into believing that gold is a m
Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Mark O'Byrne -
  Gold $10,000 Goldnomics Podcast Quotations and Transcript
In the latest Goldnomics latest podcast, we consider whether the gold price will reach $10,000 per ounce in the coming years and what factors will drive prices. Watch on YouTube or read the quotations and transcript below. Dave: Hello and welcome to the Goldnomics podcast where we look at global markets through the lens of precious metals. And you can keep your eye out for new episodes on iTunes, on SoundCloud and also on YouTube and you can like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter. And wso
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Revisionist Theory of Depressions Can It Happen Again
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Currency exchange value dynamics
In a recent article[i] I postulated that the dollar could lose all its purchasing power with a rapidity that will come as an unpleasant bombshell, even to those who already see inflation as society’s greatest problem in the future. The key to understanding why this may be so lies in human reactions to the monetary consequences of the next credit crisis. The undermining of the dollar as a currency affects all other fiat currencies, because it is the reserve currency and all financial markets use
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
New gold-backed monetary system described in GoldSeek Radio interview
GoldSeek Radio's Chris Waltzek today interviews Thomas Coughlin and London metals trader Andrew Maguire about the launch of the Allocated Bullion Exchange and what they hope will become a worldwide monetary system they call Kinesis, which will include a gold-backed cryptocurrency. The interview is 25 minutes long and can be heard at GoldSeek Radio here:
Thursday, March 1, 2018
Think like a Giant 3 
"The things I tell you will not be wrong. Better to listen, than to talk. Don't search for all the answers at once. A path is formed by laying one stone at a time." -The Giant from Twin Peaks "If you are searching for facts you will find them, but the items you find will not be true! Did you think that the high powered world of the LBMA would operate in a fishbowl for all to see? We cannot take what is on the outside as evidence for what is on the inside. To find the answer, work with ins
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Chris Powell - GATA
Stephen Leeb: The gold-based monetary system is on its way
Fund manager Stephen Leeb, in commentary posted tonight at King World News, argues that the forthcoming "petro-yuan" will not turn the Chinese currency into the next world reserve currency but rather will hasten a new reserve currency that is a basket of currencies including gold. Leeb's commentary is headlined "This Gold Takedown is B.S. Because the Gold-Based Monetary System Is on Its Way" and it's posted at KWN here:
Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Gold is a Giant Ouija Board
We have been promising to get back to the topic of capital destruction, which we put on hiatus for the last several weeks to make our case that the interest rate remains in a falling trend. Today, we have a different way of looking at capital destruction. Socialism is the system of seeking out and destroying capital. Redistribution means taking someone’s capital and handing it over as income to someone else. The rightful owner would steward and compound it, not consume it. But the recipient of u
Monday, February 26, 2018