Articles related to commodities
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
Thursday, October 17, 2019
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
Saturday, October 12, 2019
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.
Friday, October 11, 2019
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
Thursday, October 10, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Forward Thinking On Backwardation
Tuesday, October 8, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The Supply of Oxen at the IMF
Monday, October 7, 2019
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
  Gold Is 'Money' Because It Is Plentiful, Not Because It Is Scarce 
Gold, and its brother silver, have always been the basis of money, back to the beginnings of “money,” in the late fourth millennium B.C. Already by 2000 B.C., gold and silver had been “money” for over a thousand years–the entire history of “civilization” on this planet. Gold was still the basis of money in the 1960s, in an unbroken line stretching back to the beginnings of history. One somewhat counterintuitive requirement for “money” is that it does not have a utilitarian purpose; at least, no
Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Recapitalize The Banks With Gold
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Wagner's opera Gotterdämmerung is about the twighlight of pagan gods. The most powerful of the latter-day pagan gods that has been guiding the destinies of humanity for the past two-score of years is Irredeemable Debt. Before August 14, 1971, debts were obligations, and the word "bond" was to mean literally what it said: the opposite of freedom. The privilege of issuing debt had a countervailing responsibility: that of repayment.
Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Mark O'Byrne -
What is the Spot Gold Price
What is the Spot Gold Price? When trading gold bullion, the price is usually governed by the "Spot Gold Price". This is the explicit value at which an ounce of gold is selling for on the "over the counter" market at any given point in time. Just like shares, the gold spot price changes minute-to-minute, hour-to-hour as supply and demand fluctuate. The gold spot price, also known as the "gold current price" can be affected by other influences, such as economic uncertainty, war or any other factor
Friday, September 13, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Gibson’s Paradox The Gold Price
Friday, September 6, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The Goldbug, Variations V
Tuesday, September 3, 2019
Dan Popescu - GoldBroker
  Above-ground Gold Stock - How Much Is There and Why Does it Matter 
To understand the price of gold, the relevant supply is the total supply, not the new supply coming to market during the last year, week or month. The supply of gold consists of all of the supply that exists, and the relevant demand is the total demand, not the new demand coming to market during any year. For gold, there is always a large stockpile, and it never gets smaller. The vast majority of all the gold mined throughout human history still exists and is held either in bars, coins, or jewel
Sunday, September 1, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Our Diseased Monetary Bloodstream
Monday, August 5, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
When Mises Went Wrong
Sunday, August 4, 2019
Charleston Voice
Commodity Prices in US Dollars 1831-1881, Gold @US$20.67 
All prices for all commodities were remarkably stable during this period in which gold was fixed at US$20.67 per ounce by the US Treasury from the time of our country's founding. Gold remained at that price until Congress surrendered its authority to the Federal Reserve in 1913. So, an ounce of gold would have exchanged for 20 silver dollars. This means of commerce would have been accurately termed a "Gold Coin Exchange Standard", and NOT a "gold standard", as the money was in the hands of the p
Thursday, July 25, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Has Hedging Killed The Goose - (Final Part)
Thursday, July 18, 2019
Philip Judge - Anglo Far East
The Metal of Hope 
In history gold alone has been the money of Kings. However, throughout most of recorded time there has been a metal far more important to the average man than gold. In the ancient of days it was silver alone that could provide the means for a slave to save and eventually purchase his freedom which is why silver became referred to as the Metal of Hope.
Wednesday, July 17, 2019
investing in precious metals - The Gold Report
  Silver Investing Chapter 5 : Alternative Silver Investing 
If mining stocks did not provide enough leverage, there are still other avenues that offer even more leverage than mining shares. The decision to use leverage in a precious metals purchase is a decision to accept a greater percentage of risk relative to your capital outlay. The
Monday, July 15, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Second Front In The Gold World
Saturday, July 6, 2019