Tag Archive: Blog

Unit of Account and Current Valuations by Paul Belanger

We’re pleased to republish this guest post by Paul Belanger. Paul is the author and owner of the website, Evidence Based Wealth, and the YouTube channel belangp, where he’s published over 10 years of research and analysis of gold. He’s also the author of Evidence Based Wealth: How to Engineer Your Early Retirement, available for purchase at Amazon.com.

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Investments, Speculations and Money by Paul Belanger

We’re pleased to republish this guest post by Paul Belanger. Paul is the author and owner of the website, Evidence Based Wealth, and the YouTube channel belangp, where he’s published over 10 years of research and analysis of gold. He’s also the author of Evidence Based Wealth: How to Engineer Your Early Retirement, available for purchase at Amazon.com. This post does not necessarily reflect the views of Monetary Metals.

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Will Interest Rate Hikes Fix Inflation?

Senator Elizabeth Warren and President Joe Biden claim that inflation[i] is caused by greedy corporations. And they propose to solve this problem by making the corporations pay. Whether it’s extracting a “windfall profits” tax, crushing them under even more regulation, or attacking them with antitrust enforcement, the idea is the same.

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Analysis Featured In Gold We Trust Report 2022

For well over a decade, Ronnie Stoeferle has written the annual In Gold We Trust Report. Since 2013 it has been co-authored by his partner Mark Valek and has provided a holistic assessment of the gold sector and the most important factors influencing it, including interest rates, debt, central bank policy and fundamental analysis.

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Monetary Metals CEO Keith Weiner Interviewed on RealVision

CEO of Monetary Metals Keith Weiner sat down with Michael Green of RealVision to discuss how Monetary Metals increases gold’s value proposition by paying interest on gold and silver holdings and the inevitable debasement of fiat currencies. Keith and Mike discuss the inherent volatility of Bitcoin, Costco’s ability to maintain its price point, and the colossal meltdown of the Terra stablecoin.

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Open Letter to Lex Fridman and Michael Saylor

Gentlemen: I am writing to you in response to your Podcast #276. The first thing I want to say is—well done! You talked about economics and money for four hours and attracted over two million viewers. The monetary system faces grave problems and discussing them is important.

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Monetary Metals Completes Latest Capital Raise

Monetary Metals® has recently closed a $4.5 million equity capital raise, bringing the total funds raised to over $8.5 million. The goal of the capital raise is to support the company to scale up. This round was oversubscribed, like all previous rounds. The company aimed to raise $3 million.

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Time for a Silver Trade?

The price of silver has been going down, and then down some more. From over $28 a year ago, and over $26.50 a month ago, it’s now at a new low under $22.50. Four bucks down in a month.

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It’s Time for TINA to Retire

To listen to the audio version of this article click here. In the world of trends, history repeats more than it rhymes. Things which were considered “in” decades ago, reemerge as cool again decades later. From mom jeans to vinyl records and even Marxist ideology. The spotlight of today turns to things—both good and bad—once forgotten.

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Oil, the Ruble and Gold Walk into a Bar…Part III 

Part III – Gold Standards, the good, the bad, and the ugly. Gresham’s law and gold. Is it even possible to return to a gold standard today? Is Russia leading the push, or do we need something else?  

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Oil, the Ruble, and Gold Walk into a Bar… 

Part I – Unpacking the narrative of how Russia is going to change the global monetary system. There is a Narrative about Russia and how it will change the monetary system. Many analysts in the gold community are promoting this story. There’s just one problem with this Narrative. It is like how Michael Crighton described the Gell-Mann Amnesia Effect, stating that the newspaper is full of stories explaining how “wet streets cause rain.” 

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Human Action in the Silver Market

We have recently seen an increase in social media posts about the big increase in short positions by the bullion banks. What would motivate them to short a commodity during this period of inflation, much less a monetary metal when central banks are printing money with reckless abandon? And doesn’t their shorting of silver push down the price? 

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Six Reasons Why Gold is the Best Money

J.P. Morgan is famous for testifying before Congress saying “money is gold, and nothing else.” But why is gold so uniquely suited to be money? Here are our top six reasons why we think gold is the best money, and why dollars and bitcoin don’t come close.

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How Much is the Gold Cube Worth?

Here at Monetary Metals we love providing investors with A Yield on Gold, Paid in Gold®. So when we heard that German artist Niclas Castello designed a 186 kilogram pure 24-karat gold cube called the “Castello Cube” as an art installation in the middle of Central Park we couldn’t help but start doing a little math on Mr. Castello’s art piece.

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This is Not The Silver Breakout You’re Looking For!

Every once in a while, one regrets not acting sooner, or not acting soon enough. In our case, we did not publish this Tuesday evening. We should have. Today the price is down, and others may also call for lower silver prices.

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How Not to Think About Gold

Monetary Metals has been covering gold and silver markets for over ten years. Throughout that time, there’s been no shortage of new and old commentators talking about the drivers of gold and silver prices.  Unfortunately, the vast majority of this analysis is just plain wrong.

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Reflections Over 2021

In March, I flew for the first time since the start of Covid health theater. I was invited to speak at the Austrian Economics Research Conference in Auburn, AL. My talk covered Jimi Hendrix, and an infamous bridge collapse. In other words, I discussed my theory of interest and prices. At the end of November, I flew to London for two weeks of business meetings. This was my first international trip since the Covid lockdown. I offer three comments....

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Gold Under the Mattress vs Gold Investments

“If you can’t hold it in your hand, you don’t own it.” That’s one of the most common refrains we hear from gold and silver investors. And while there is a kernel of truth in this saying, investing by these words alone could prove a costly mistake. This popular phrase conflates and entangles two different concepts.

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Mickey Fulp Interview: Investing in Interest-Bearing Gold Bonds

Mickey Fulp, aka the Mercenary Geologist, interviewed Monetary Metals’ CEO Keith Weiner to discuss the maturity of Monetary Metals’ recent gold bond. Gold bonds are denominated in gold, with principal and interest payable in gold. Mickey and Keith have a wide ranging discussion which covers the history of gold as money in the United States, including the history of gold bonds, which were commonplace until 1933.

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Why a Yield on Gold Matters

Picture, if you can, a world in which gold circulates as the medium of exchange. People pay for everything, from groceries to rent, in gold. Employers pay wages in gold. Productive enterprises borrow gold to finance everything from food production to constructing apartment buildings. In other words, picture a world where there’s abundant opportunities to earn a yield on gold and finance productive businesses in gold.

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