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Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Why Base Your Money On Gold? A Simple Answer For First-Timers
The United States embraced the principle of a gold standard – a dollar whose value was linked to a defined quantity of gold – from 1789 to 1971, a stretch of 182 years. During this time, the U.S. was the most successful of any major country, expanding from thirteen war-ravaged states along the Atlantic
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Frank Shostak
Is Behavioral Economics Good Economics?
Recently, a relatively new economics called Behavioral Economics (BE) has started to gain popularity. Its practitioners such as Daniel Kahneman, Vernon Smith and Richard Thaler were awarded Nobel prizes for their contribution in the field of BE.The BE framework emerged on account of dissatisfaction with the neo-classical theory regarding consumer choices. A major problem with the neo-classical theory that people presented as if a scale of preferences is hard-wired in their heads. Regardless of a
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
  Brexit, Gold and Harold Wilson's 'Pound in Your Pocket', 50 Years On
How the 1967 devaluation of Sterling killed the Gold Standard... THIS WEEKEND will mark 50 years since Harold Wilson's infamous devaluation of Sterling, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. Hoping to cut the trade deficit by making imports dearer and exports cheaper, the Labour prime minister claimed that the "Pound in your pocket" hadn't been devalued, only its internatio
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Gold Miners’ Q3’17 Fundamentals
The gold miners’ stocks have spent months adrift, cast off in the long shadow of the Trumphoria stock-market rally.  This vexing consolidation has left a wasteland of popular bearishness.  But once a quarter earnings season arrives, bright fundamental sunlight dispelling the obscuring sentiment fogs.  The major gold miners’ just-reported Q3’17 results prove this sector remains strong fundamentally, and super-undervalued. Four times a year publicly-traded compan
Friday, November 17, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Price Hits 5-Month Aussie High as No.2 Mine Output Forecast to Halve in 40 Years
GOLD PRICE gains of 0.5% from last Friday's finish held firm in London trade today as world stock markets recovered more of this week's drop and commodities also rallied after falling from their recent multi-year highs. Gold held at $1282, some $5 per ounce below Wednesday's attempt at 4-week highs versus the US Dollar. This week's drop in the Dollar's exchange rate against Euros and Yen edged g
Friday, November 17, 2017
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
THE BIGGEST WEALTH TRANSFER IN HISTORY
What will happen between now and 2025? Nobody knows of course but I will later in this article have a little peek into the next 4-8 years. The concentration of wealth in the world has now reached dangerous proportions. The three richest people in the world have a greater wealth than the bottom 50%. The top 1% have a wealth of $33 trillion whilst the bottom 1% have a debt $196 billion. The interesting point is not just that the rich are getting richer and the poor poorer. More interesting is to
Friday, November 17, 2017
Frank Shostak
Is Behavior Economics Good Economics?
Recently, a relatively new economics called Behavioral Economics (BE) has started to gain popularity. Its practitioners such as Daniel Kahneman, Vernon Smith and Richard Thaler were awarded Nobel prizes for their contribution in the field of BE.The BE framework emerged on account of dissatisfaction with the neo-classical theory regarding consumer choices. A major problem with the neo-classical theory that people presented as if a scale of preferences is hard-wired in their heads. Regardless of a
Friday, November 17, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Will macro-economists ever learn?
As we lurch through successive credit crises, central bankers and economists believe they learn valuable lessons every time, and that the ultimate prize, the suppression of business cycles through monetary policy, will be achieved.We saw, over Brexit, how wrong the Bank of England’s and the UK Treasury’s models were, and these errors were also evident in the OECD’s model. Brexiteers smelled conspiracy, but in the absence of evidence, perhaps we should give them the benefit of the doubt and assum
Friday, November 17, 2017
Steve St Angelo - SRSRocco Report
Two-Thirds Of The Top Primary Silver Miners Suffered Production Declines In 2017
It has been a rough year for many primary silver miners as two-thirds have suffered declines in production.  Also, many high ranking silver producing countries are also experiencing a pronounced reduction in their domestic silver mine supply.  According to the data put out by World Metal Statistics, Chile’s silver production is down 20% in the first eight months of the year, while Australia is down 19%, Mexico declined 2% and Peru lower by 1%.The Silver Institute will be releasing their 2017 Sil
Wednesday, November 15, 2017
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
Saturday, November 11, 2017
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Rally Near 3-Month Lows Amid Saudi Purge and Yemen Attack
GOLD PRICES rose in all major currencies outside a rallying British Pound on Monday, gaining as crude oil hit 2-year highs amid political turmoil and violence in the Middle East. Gold prices rallied back to $1272 per ounce as oil futures rose to their highest Dollar price since mid-2015, breaching $62 per barrel of Brent crude after the weekend's "purge" and detention by new crown prince Mohammed Bin Salman of numerous Saudi princes
Monday, November 6, 2017
Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Gold Stocks’ Winter Rally 2
The gold miners’ stocks have largely ground sideways this year, consolidating their massive 2016 gains.  That lackluster trading action, along with vexing underperformance relative to gold, has left gold stocks deeply out of favor.  But these uninspiring technicals and resulting bearish sentiment should soon shift.  The gold stocks are just now entering their strongest seasonal rally of the year, the super-bullish winter rally. Gold-stock performance is highly
Saturday, November 4, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
New York Sun: Is America on a gold standard?
Has America been secretly on the gold standard? We ask because as Janet Yellen nears the end of her term as chairman of the Federal Reserve, the value of a one-dollar Federal Reserve note is at 1,269th of an ounce of gold -- essentially identical to the 1,262nd of an ounce of gold at which it was valued on the day she acceded to the Fed chairmanship. Is that just a coincidence? That is the question as President Trump wrestles with whether to nominate Mrs. Yellen to a second term or bring in som
Tuesday, October 31, 2017
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Falling Discount, Gold and Silver Get Powelled
Warren Buffet famously proposed the analogy of a machine that produces one dollar per year in perpetuity. He asks how much would you pay for this machine? Clearly it is worth something more than $1.00. And it’s equally clear that it’s not worth $1,000. The value is somewhere in between. But where? This leads to the concept of discount (which we mentioned in Falling Productivity of Debt two weeks ago). A dollar to be paid next year is worth less than a dollar in the hand today. One reason is that
Monday, October 30, 2017
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
James Ledbetter Wants To Convince You That Gold Is Folly, Superstition And Madness
(This item originally appeared at Forbes.com on October 26, 2017.) https://www.forbes.com/sites/nathanlewis/2017/10/26/james-ledbetter-wants-to-convince-you-that-gold-is-folly-superstition-and-madness/#2d1a786f5785   The purpose of James Ledbetter’s new book, One Nation Under Gold (2017) is to convince you that anything to do with gold – especially basing your money on it – is folly, superstition, mania, obsession, and madness. We know this because he tells us so, in the introduction: Fixing ou
Monday, October 30, 2017
James Howard Kunstler
Thar She Blows!
I’m obliged to file this blog before Robert Mueller’s office releases the name of the first winner in the Russian Election Meddling tribunal indictment lottery. Most of the betting is on Paul Manafort, the Swamp-creature-fixer-lobbyist-grifter who spent his summer vacation of 2016 managing Donald Trump’s election campaign. Before that unfortunate summer internship, Manafort was just a shadier-than-average influence-peddler. It happened that many of his clients were bigshots in foreign lands — Mo
Monday, October 30, 2017
Michael Ballanger
Rebirth in Nevada for Gold Explorer
Stakeholder Gold Corp. (SRC:TSX.V) was born in July 2011 after a spinout from Quebec-based Hinterland Metals. It was done so to highlight the company's White Gold District landholdings featuring the well-situated Ballarat Property located proximitous to Goldcorp's recently-acquired Coffee property. However, within the next year, the vicious 2011–2016 bear market in mining stocks arrived and the company remained inactive until late 2013 when a management change ushered in current CEO Chris Berlet
Sunday, October 29, 2017
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
DOW TO LOSE 97 AGAINST GOLD
In the last 48 years, since 1969, an investor who put $1,000 into the Dow would today have $33,000. That is a gain of 3,200% or 7.6% annually. On the other hand, someone who put $1,000 into gold in 1969 would today have $37,000 or 7.8% annual return. But if you add dividends to the Dow, the return is far superior at 10.7% with the dividends reinvested. 1969 seems like an arbitrary start year but it happens to be the year that I started my first job. No one could of course have predicted any of t
Friday, October 27, 2017
Przemyslaw Radomski CFA - SunshineProfits
China’s Importance in the Gold Market
China has been accumulating a lot of bullion over the past decade. It is also the largest producer of gold in the world and – along with India – one of the biggest consumers of the yellow metal. According to the World Gold Council’s data on the second quarter of 2017, China accounts for about 28.6 percent of the jewelry demand, and for about 26 percent of total bar and coin demand. And China – with its almost 1843 tons of gold – owns the fifth largest gold reserves in the world. Is China thus a
Friday, October 27, 2017
Sprott Money
“Party Like It’s 1999” (or 2008 or 1987 or 1929) - Dave Kranzler
To paraphrase the highly regarded fund manager and notable bear, John Hussman, you can look like an idiot before a Bubble pops or after it’s popped. I guess I’m squarely in the camp of looking like an idiot before the bubble pops. I might watch “The Big Short Again” for some “moral fortitude.” With history’s stamp of approval on my side, all I can do is shake my head and chuckle. As soon as the Dow crossed over 23,000 on Wednesday, the “experts” on bubblevision began speculating how long
Thursday, October 26, 2017
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