Articles related to commodities
 
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
The origin of cycles
It was Karl Marx who was among the first believers that cyclical behaviour was endemic to free markets.He lived through a time when there was a regular cycle of boom and bust, with phases of economic expansion followed by contraction. Workers were employed and then unemployed, and the only way this could be stopped, in Marxian economics, was for the workers to acquire the means of production, or more correctly, the state to do so on their behalf.Other economists, such as Jevons and Wicksell, rec
Sunday, January 24, 2021
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Has Barrick Been Barricked By The U.S.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Mike Hewitt - Dollar Daze
  America's Forgotten War Against the Central Banks
"Let me issue and control a nation's money supply, and I care not who makes its laws." (Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Founder of Rothschild Banking Dynasty) Many prominent Americans such as Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson have argued and fought against the central banking polices used throughout Europe. A note issued by a central bank, such as the Federal Reserve Note, is bank currency. These notes are given to the government in exchange for an interest-bearing g
Tuesday, January 5, 2021
Mickey Fulp - Mercenary Geologist
The Power of Two: A Primer for the Lay Investor
The Mercenary Geologist investing philosophy requires actively trading stocks. There are no “buy and hold” scenarios in my portfolio. That said, there are trades and there are investments but that’s a subject to be tackled in a future musing. My trading methodology employs a very conservative strategy to speculate in a very high risk market sector.
Saturday, December 26, 2020
Sprott Money
Rick Rule – The Best People Beat The Best Commodities - Proven and Probable
Rick Rule of Sprott Global Resource Investments sits down with Maurice Jackson of Proven and Probable to discuss why investors need to place more importance and prudence on selecting the best of the best people as they will outperform the best commodities. Mr. Rule shares his unique, proven perspective and selection process as he outlines many aspects such as good stewards of capital, change of control fees, optionalilty, the ability to attract capital, integrity, marketing, VP, Board of Directo
Wednesday, December 23, 2020
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
That Accursed Propensity To Save 
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Monday, December 7, 2020
Alasdair Macleod - FinanceandEconomics
  Why gold is better than cash 
The question most often asked of gold bulls is, “At what price will you take your profits?” It is a question that betrays a lack of understanding about why anyone should own gold. Nevertheless, the simple answer must be, “When paper money stops losing its value”. This response should alert anyone who asks this question to the idea that owning fiat cash is the speculative position, not ownership of precious metals.
Saturday, November 28, 2020
Silver technicals - Zealllc
  Silver Bull Seasonals

Wednesday, November 25, 2020
Robert Blumen - 24hgold
  Is Gold Money 
Is Gold Money ? Many would say so, but is it so ? The answer the question of whether Gold is money requires a definition
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
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
Monday, November 16, 2020
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
Thursday, November 12, 2020
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Oct 31, 1936 Franklin Roosevelt On the Eve of the Presidential Election 1936 - 'Government By Organized Money'
"On the eve of a national election, it is well for us to stop for a moment and analyze calmly and without prejudice the effect on our Nation of a victory by either of the major political parties. The problem of the electorate is far deeper, far more vital than the continuance in the Presidency of any individual. For the greater issue goes beyond units of humanity--it goes to humanity itself. In 1932 the issue was the restoration of American democracy; and the American people were in a mood to
Thursday, November 5, 2020
Jesse - Le Cafe Américain
Oct 31, 1936 - Franklin Roosevelt Speech On the Eve of the Presidential Election 1936 - 'Government By Organized Money'
"On the eve of a national election, it is well for us to stop for a moment and analyze calmly and without prejudice the effect on our Nation of a victory by either of the major political parties. The problem of the electorate is far deeper, far more vital than the continuance in the Presidency of any individual. For the greater issue goes beyond units of humanity--it goes to humanity itself. In 1932 the issue was the restoration of American democracy; and the American people were in a mood to
Saturday, October 31, 2020
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The Golden Thorn In The Flesh, Part 2
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Thursday, October 22, 2020
Frederic Bastiat
God Protect Us from Metaphors
A fallacy sometimes expands, and runs through the whole texture of a long and elaborate theory. More frequently, it shrinks and contracts, assumes the guise of a principle, and lurks in a word or a phrase. "May God protect us from the devil and from metaphors!" was the exclamation of Paul-Louis.[1] And it is difficult to say which of them has done most mischief in this world of ours. The devil, you will say; for he has put the spirit of plunder into all our hearts. True, but he has left free the
Saturday, October 17, 2020
Frederic Bastiat
Raw Materials
It is said that the most advantageous of all branches of trade is that which supplies manufactured commodities in exchange for raw materials. For these raw materials are the aliment and support of national labor. Hence the conclusion is drawn that the best law of customs is that which gives the greatest possible facility to the importation of raw materials, and which throws most obstacles in the way of importing finished goods. There is no fallacy in political economy more widely disseminated th
Monday, October 12, 2020
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.
Sunday, October 11, 2020
Philip Barton - Gold Standard Institute
Stock to Flow Ratio - A Primer
The importance of gold's stock to flow ratio is greatly underestimated. I first came across the concept in 2009 at a lecture by Professor Antal E. Fekete in Szombathely, Hungary. It fascinated me and the more I looked at its implications, the more amazed that I became, not least of which because my search engine couldn't locate a single piece of writing on the subject anywhere. The stock to f
Saturday, October 10, 2020
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Forward Thinking On Backwardation
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Thursday, October 8, 2020
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
  The Supply of Oxen at the IMF
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Wednesday, October 7, 2020
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