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Resetting the Federal Debt

According to the US Treasury, the federal government owes $28.2 trillion. It crossed the “28” threshold on the last day of March. The debt was just under $25 trillion at the end of April a year ago. There’s no question it’s growing at a faster and faster pace, and now there’s the excuse of Covid to spend more. Keep in mind, this is only that part of the total liabilities that the government chooses to acknowledge. If it reported its financials the way all...

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A Deeper Dive Into Silver

The prices of the metals hit their lows by the end of April. Gold traded for around $1,685, and is now over $1,900. Silver was around $24, and is now over $28. These are big moves (though of course nothing like bitcoin). Both metals are subject to the persistent belief that their prices are greatly suppressed. But right now, silver is widely believed to be in a global shortage. We have explained this as a shortage of retail products, most especially one-ounce silver...

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The Truth about the Silver Squeeze

Some recent videos about the silver market are generating more buzz than we have seen in a while. They make several points, but the main one is that there is a global shortage of silver. This assertion stands in contradiction to the fact that the silver price has dropped. As of the date of the first of these videos, it had dropped around 10% from its level just a month earlier. An 8th grader is a good litmus test for ideas in economics and markets. What would a...

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Episode 19 – Bonus Episode! Theory of Interest and Prices Mises Conference 2021

Keith presented his Theory of Interest and Prices at the Mises’ Austrian Economics Research Conference earlier this year. Described as one of the most interesting talks of the entire event, this episode includes his fifteen-minute presentation as well as some follow-up thoughts by Keith himself at the end. In this episode, he covers: Was Milton Friedman right about inflation? The dynamics of the central banks pushing interest below time preference, and above the...

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Monetary Metals Issues Gold Token

Scottsdale, Ariz, April 1, 2021— Monetary Metals® announces that it has issued a gold token. Unlike the company’s other products, this one is not designed to pay a yield. In a sign of the times, the company intends this product to generate big speculative gains. It is designed to GO UP! It is (at issue date) 2,000 fine bucks of gold. However, some guy predicted it would go up to 4,000 or maybe even 5,122 fine bucks of gold. “It’s magical,” gushed Monetary Metals CEO...

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Episode 17: Why Fedcoin?

Our recent article on Fedcoin – a digital currency being considered by the Federal Reserve – revealed the sinister and pernicious reasons behind such a move. This week’s episode of The Gold Exchange Podcast explores the topic further. In it, John Flaherty and CEO Keith Weiner discuss: Addl description of episode A little-realized distinction between Fed credit and banking credit The Fed’s stated reasons for considering Fedcoin Why central banks will eventually have...

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The Fedcoin is Coming, 8 March

Before we talk about Fedcoins, let’s look at the old school non-digital, non-blockchain, coin. Gold. And silver. Since January 4, the price has dropped about $244. And the price of silver has fallen about $4. Are these buying opportunities? Or the end of the brief gold bull market of 2020 (i.e. Covid)? It helps to return to the idea that gold is the unit of measure of value. Not as a rhetorical device to sell gold, but because it gives a clearer picture. If one...

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Episode 14: Unexpected Insights On Fractional Reserve Banking

Our previous episode on “money printing” veered into fractional reserve banking at a few points, so this week John Flaherty and Monetary Metals CEO Keith Weiner dive into that topic. In this episode, you’ll discover: 4 traits that determine legitimate credit, versus counterfeit credit What many alarmists incorrectly presume about this system The concept of ‘ceiling’ vs an absolute multiplier How nearly everyone today suffers confusion between money and credit A...

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Episode 13: The Pressing Problem With “Money Printing”

The phrase “money printing” conjures images of a giant printing press spitting out sheets of hundred dollar bills somewhere in the basement of the Fed. But is that what’s actually happening lately? Absolutely not. Join John Flaherty and Monetary Metals CEO Keith Weiner for a conversation that will likely make you say “WOW!” or “Whaaat?” or maybe even “Oh, NOW I get it…” [embedded content] Episode Transcript John: Hello again and welcome to the Gold Exchange podcast....

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Episode 12: The Yield Purchasing Power Paradigm

Most people think in terms of purchasing power: how much can one’s cash buy? In this week’s episode, CEO Keith Weiner & John Flaherty discuss an alternate perspective. Instead of spending your capital, what if you invested it to earn a return? What can that return buy? Along the way you’ll learn: The concept of yield purchasing power & its impact on investing decisions How the Fed keeps us stuck in the purchasing power paradigm The perverse incentives...

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