Articles related to Silver
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
  The Silver:Gold Ratio, 1687-2011 
We have something special this week: the open market value of silver, compared to gold, over a period of over three centuries. The location is London. For a long time, silver and gold were, in a sense, two versions of the same thing, just like one dollar bills and twenty dollar bills are today. Their ratio of value was not perfectly stable, like the 20:1 ratio of $1 bills and $20 bills, but it was quite stable between about 16:1 and 15:1. Both silver and gold ser
Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Food for thought
Worried about an IRS audit Avoid Red Flags 
Worried about an IRS audit? Avoid what's called a red flag.
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Mike Hewitt - Dollar Daze
  What is Wealth 
"Money will not purchase happiness for the man who has no concept of what he wants: money will not give him a code of values, if he's evaded the knowledge of what to value, and it will not provide him with a purpose, if he's evaded the choice of what to seek." (Ayn Rand, Atlas Shrugged)
Saturday, March 23, 2019
Investing Chronicles - 24hgold
John Exter's liquidity pyramid and Gold 
Friday, March 22, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Gold, Interest, Basis
Gold, interest, and basis are strongly inter-related. At the Inaugural Session we have covered the concept of marketability. Gold and silver have become money through an evolution as the most marketable goods. In more details, gold is most marketable in the large. This can also expressed by saying that gold is more saleable than any other commodity. Silver is most marketable in the small. This can also be expressed by saying that silver, along with gold, is more hoardable than any other commodity. The Janus-face of marketability can be observed if we contemplate that gold is the preferred agent when one has to transfer value over space. The preferred agent in transferring value over time is silver followed by gold. We may clearly recognize the dual nature of money throughout history. In the ancient world money was cattle and salt. Cattle was most marketable in the large, while salt was most marketable in the small. Later two other commodities, far more similar to one another, took over these functions, but the dual nature of money has been maintained to this day, in spite of the silver and gold demonetization farce. This is no accident. Duality has to do
Thursday, March 21, 2019
Michael S. Rozeff - Mike S. Rozeff
  The US Constitution and Money 
This article outlines what the U.S. Constitution’s clauses and references to money mean. It examines constitutional money from a legal perspective. It does not examine money and banking from an ethical, economic, or political point of view. The idea is simply to set down in the clearest terms possible what kind of money is legal in the U.S., according to the Constitution, and what kind of money is not.
Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
Inflation and human nature
"...Scrabbling in the earth for a fresh source of cash, the gold & silver miners of 13th century Europe proved that the money supply never simply increases as if by magic..."
Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Jesse - Jesse's Café
  Five Simple rules to remember 
It is amazing what one can find on the Internet. I was looking for a quote about suffering and love, to be able to source it, and I found this bit of foolishness from 2001, an old posting from achatboard, nine days beforeSept 11, 2001. I had recently 'retired' from corporate life, and was just starting to act on some personal plans that were to be changed radically by unexpected events.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Valuing Mining Stocks - In Defense Of Net Asset Value
While browsing the various fundamental evaluations of mining companies made by investors on internet message boards, I have consistently seen two valuation methodologies - the in situ method and the cash flow method - used frequently, while the traditional net asset value (NAV) method used by professionals is neglected or not used at all. The NAV method, I believe, is superior to the other two, and the following is a defense of this valuation technique.
Thursday, March 14, 2019
Food for thought - 24hgold
Everybody loves an Early Inflation
"Everyone loves an early inflation. The effects at the beginning of inflation are all good. There is steepened money expansion, rising government spending, increased government budget deficits, booming stock markets, and spectacular prosperity, all in the midst of temporary stable prices
Tuesday, March 12, 2019
Food for thought
You cannot legislate the poor into freedom... 
You cannot legislate the poor into freedom by legislating the wealthy out of freedom. What one person receives without working for, another person must work for without receiving.
Monday, March 11, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Paper Tiger Preying on Gold Bugs – The IMF and its phantom Gold Sales 
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) was set up in 1944 by the victorious allied powers at Bretton Woods, N.H. It was designed to serve as the linchpin of the post World War II international monetary system based on fixed exchange rates. It was well-understood that there could be no fixed exchange rate system without a gold anchor. Thus gold was retained as a bedrock, but multiple credit expansion was permitted, even encouraged. The U.S. dollar was to be treated as equivalent of gold. This meant that gold was double-counted in the system. Member countries were called upon to subscribe their quota of IMF capital in gold, called the first tranche, which set the limit of each member's line of credit with the IMF called drawing rights. A second tranche was also available to members in good standing in case of emergency (read: in case of a run on the central bank).
Monday, March 11, 2019
Food for thought - Ayn Rand
Watch Money 
Money is the barometer of a society's virtue. When you see that trading is done, not by consent, but by compulsion -- when you see that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing -- when you see that money is flowing to those who deal, not in goods, but in favors
Sunday, March 10, 2019
Mark O'Byrne -
A beginner's guide to investing in Gold 
One’s motivation for buying gold is fundamental to deciding in which form you should buy it. Are you a speculator, investor or saver? Do you wish to take a short term speculative position in gold? Are you investing for the short, medium or long term? Or are you diversifying, saving or using gold as a form of financial insurance?
Sunday, March 10, 2019
David Zurbuchen
The World's Cumulative Gold and Silver Production 
This is the first installment of a planned 7-part series: Part 1 - The World's Cumulative Silver and Gold Production. Documenting the total amount of silver and gold produced since recorded history. Part 2 - The Silver Deficit. Documenting the silver production/consumption deficit since 1942. Part 3 - The Real Silver Deficit. Answering the questions of "How much silver has been consumed by industry?" and "In what potentially marketable accessible forms does it remain?" Part 4 -
Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Beans Bullets Bullion and Bible - 24hgold
  100 Items That Disappear First in a Disaster 
Survivalist necessities. drafted by a Sarajevo survivor.
Tuesday, March 5, 2019
Jeff Clark - Casey Research
  How safe is your physical Gold  
Here’s a quick checklist of the three most common places to store your gold. My friend overlooked one of the basic rules of home storage, so I hope you’ll review where and how you store your precious metals so that you can avoid the same pain and loss he experienced…
Sunday, March 3, 2019
Sprott Money
Death Valley Snowballs and Fiat Currencies - Gary Christenson
Keep it simple! Snowballs have a short life expectancy in Death Valley. Fiat currencies, backed by credit and debt, survive longer than snowballs in Death Valley, but history shows all fiat currencies are inflated into worthlessness and eventually die. “U.S. dollars have value only to the extent that they are strictly limited in supply.” Ben Bernanke on November 21, 2002. But we know the supply of dollars has grown rapidly since 1971, and especially after the 2008 crisis while Berna
Sunday, March 3, 2019
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
Saturday, March 2, 2019
Gustave de Molinari
On « Ulcerous government”
By the very fact of their anti-economic constitution, governments have become the ulcers of societies (“les ulcères des sociétés”), to use the strong expression coined by J.B. Say. As population and wealth increase, thanks to the progressive development [531] of competitive industries, a growing mass of vital energy is sucked out of society by the suction pump which are taxes and debts, in order to subsidise the costs of production of public services, or to put it in a better way, to subsidise the support and easy enrichment of the particular class which controls the monopoly of the production of these services.
Friday, March 1, 2019