Articles related to commodities
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.
Friday, March 27, 2020
Silver technicals - Zealllc
  Silver Technicals
Silver is a perpetually fascinating commodity. It shares much in common with the golden king of precious metals, yet it is also quite different in so many ways.
Monday, March 9, 2020
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.
Saturday, March 7, 2020
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?
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Is Aggregate Debt Excessive
Sunday, March 1, 2020
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Revisionist Theory of Depressions Can It Happen Again
Saturday, February 15, 2020
Frank Shostak
Why We Now Measure Gold in Dollars — and Not the Other Way Around
Prior to 1933, the name "dollar" was used to refer to a unit of gold that had a weight of 23.22 grains. Since there are 480 grains in one ounce, this means that the name dollar also stood for 0.048 ounce of gold. This in turn, means that one ounce of gold referred to $20.67.Observe that $20.67 is not the price of one ounce of gold in terms of dollars as popular thinking has it, for there is no such entity as a dollar. Dollar is just a name for 0.048 ounce of gold. On this Rothbard wrote,No one p
Monday, February 10, 2020
Frederic Bastiat
The Tax Gatherer
JACQUES BONHOMME, a vintner.Mr. LASOUCHE, tax gatherer.L.: You have secured 20 tuns of wine?J.: Yes, by dint of my own skill and labor.L.: Have the goodness to deliver up to me six of the best.J.: Six tuns out of 20! Good Heaven! you are going to ruin me. And please, Sir, for what purpose do you intend them?L.: The first will be handed over to the creditors of the state. When people have debts, the least thing they can do is to pay interest upon them.J.: And what has become of the capital?L.: Th
Tuesday, January 28, 2020
Robert Blumen
What Is Key for the Price Formation of Gold
Robert Blumen discusses some important but widely misunderstood elements acting on the gold price. He explains that frequently cited gold demand statistics have no relationship to the gold price. In addition, he explains that the annual gold mine production is of very little influence, as gold is hoarded, not consumed like other commodities. Robert Blumen was born in 1964 and gr
Monday, January 27, 2020
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
Friday, January 24, 2020
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Has Barrick Been Barricked By The U.S.
Monday, January 13, 2020
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
Sunday, January 5, 2020
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.
Thursday, December 26, 2019
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
Monday, December 23, 2019
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
That Accursed Propensity To Save 
Saturday, December 7, 2019
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.
Thursday, November 28, 2019
Silver technicals - Zealllc
  Silver Bull Seasonals

Monday, November 25, 2019
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
Sunday, November 24, 2019
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
Saturday, November 16, 2019
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
Tuesday, November 12, 2019