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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
Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Revisionist Theory of Depressions Can It Happen Again
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Monday, February 15, 2021
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Hedging Non-Gold Investments With Gold
The cliché that the present credit collapse is "the greatest financial crisis since 1929" is the understatement of the century. One measure of the crises is the ratio of gross private debt to nominal GDP. This ratio captures the idea how many years of current output it would take to retire outstanding debt. In these terms, the crisis is truly unprecedented. The world plunged into the present crisis with far greater debt than the debt outstanding at the time when it plunged into the Great Depression in 1929. Add to this the qualitative change in the structure of debt. The most exotic of the Roaring Twenties era debt was brokers' margin lending on the stock purchases of clients. Today, in addition, we have: (1) derivative instruments valued up to one quadrillion dollars, (2) adjustable-rate mortgages, (
Saturday, February 13, 2021
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
  Silver and Opium 
From the mid-17th century more than 9 billion Troy ounces or 290 thousand metric tons of silver was absorbed by China from European countries in exchange for Chinese goods. The British introduced opium along with tobacco as an export item to China
Saturday, February 6, 2021
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Double Jeopardy
The Constitution protects the citizen against "double jeopardy", that is, the judicial arm of the government cannot inflict harm on the citizen twice for one and the same reason. Apparently, the principle of double jeopardy does not apply to the monetary arm of the government
Monday, February 1, 2021
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
  The Revisionist Theory and History of Depressions 
An accounting principle, the Law of Liabilities, asserts that a firm ought to carry itsliabilities in the balance sheet at its value upon maturity, or at liquidation value,whichever is higher. This Law is ignored by present accounting standards. The result is arise in the liquidation value of debt, erosion of depreciation quotas, and wholesaledestruction of capital under a falling interest-rate structure caused by a faulty monetarypolicy, hailed as the savior, but which should be condemned as the destroyer. Recognizing the Law of Liabilities may help us to understand deflations and depressionsbetter.
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Has Barrick Been Barricked By The U.S.
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Wednesday, January 13, 2021
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The Vanishing Of The Gold Basis and... 
The gold basis is defined as the difference between the nearby futures price and the cash price of gold in the same location. A positive basis is called contango; a negative one, backwardation. Since there were no organized futures markets in gold prior to 1971, the history of gold basis is confined to the last 35 or so years Gold futures trading started on the Winnipeg Commodity Exchange in Canada in 1971 at a time when ownership and trading of gold was still illegal in the United States. Upon becoming legal the bulk of gold futures
Tuesday, January 12, 2021
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
More dress rehearsal for the last contango
You have to remember that the basis is widely used as a guide in the huge arbitrage operations between gold holdings and dollar balances and in the gold carry trade. To participate in this arbitrage you must have gold on deposit in Comex warehouses. But with the vanishing of the gold basis the profitability of this arbitrage as well as that of the gold carry trade has been drying up, which explains the dwindling of warehouse stocks.
Saturday, January 9, 2021
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Economic Aspects Of The Pension Problem 
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Friday, December 25, 2020
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
  “Gold Is Pale Because It Has So Many Thieves Plotting Against It” 
* The title is a quotation from Diogenes Laertius (fl. 2nd century A.D.) This was the favorite quotation of the late Chicago economist and gold expert Melchior Palyi.
Tuesday, December 22, 2020
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Fractional Reserve Banking Revisited
"Fractional reserve banking" is a misnomer as it suggests that part of the money created through the loan process is backed by nothing. In reality, the part not backed by gold reserve is fully backed by a bank asset called self-liquidating bill of exchange (bill for short). As Mises himself would admit, bills are capable of monetary circulation (as they did indeed circulate in the Manchester area that lay outside the boundaries of the monopoly of the Bank of England in the 19th century).
Sunday, December 20, 2020
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
Peak Gold! (Part 4)
A hedged gold mine is a hole in the ground with a liar standing next to it" (With apologies to Mark Twain for refining his aphorism)
Thursday, December 17, 2020
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
That Accursed Propensity To Save 
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Monday, December 7, 2020
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
  Forgotten Anniversary: One Hundred Years of Legal Tender 
The original meaning of legal tender simply referred to a tolerance standard applicable to the wear and tear of gold coins. Coins meeting the tolerance standard circulated by tale, that is, their value was established by counting them out ? a great convenience
Sunday, November 1, 2020
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The Golden Thorn In The Flesh, Part 2
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Thursday, October 22, 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
Antal E. Fekete - Gold University
The New Austrian School of Economics 
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Saturday, October 3, 2020
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