September, 2017

Yellen Said Something, Gold & Silver Update 20 Sep 2017

Fed Char Janet Yellen said maintain rate, support job market, blah blah. Well, that set off an avalanche of selling. Copper, crude, the Australian dollar, even the euro fell almost 2 cents. Oh yeah, and da boyz in da cartel manipulated gold and silver down. For those hoping to trade their metal for more of […]

Bitcoin is Precise but not Accurate, Gold & Silver Report 17 Sep 2017

Previously, we have discussed the issue of a currency’s backing. From comments and emails, we realize this topic could use a bit more illumination. And there are some related concepts that should be addressed at the same time. Let’s start with an analogy, the engineering concepts of accuracy and precision. These related words are oft-confused, […]

Tragedy of the Speculations, Gold & Silver Report 10 Sep 2017

Bitcoin is often promoted as the antidote to the madness of fiat irredeemable currencies. It is also promoted as the replacement. Bitcoin is promoted not only as money, but the future money, and our monetary future. In fact, it is not. Why not? To answer, let us start with a look at the incentives offered […]

Monetary Metals Fund Leases Silver at 1%

Gold Exponential Fund utilizes Monetary Metals leasing program Scottsdale, Ariz, September 7, 2017—Monetary Metals announces that its Gold Exponential Fund™ is leasing silver at a cost of 1% per annum. By leasing metal, the Fund adds a fixed-cost tier to its capital structure. The Fund has access to leverage at a rate well under LIBOR, […]

Scottsdale Precious Metals Lease #3 (Gold)

Scottsdale Precious Metals purchases high-quality vintage and new jewelry for resale online and through other channels. Investors will be financing the business’ inventory of jewelry. Scottsdale Precious Metals has previously leased gold and silver and is looking to expand its gold lease to finance additional inventory to grow its business. The deal is structured as […]

Gold Exponential Fund Lease #1 (Gold & Silver)

Monetary Metals’ Gold Exponential Fund™ provides a way for investors to own gold and earn a yield, by trading between gold and silver. The Fund seeks to lease metal to enhance returns by swapping leased metal for the opposite metal and at the end of the lease, the metal is traded back and returned to […]

The Forking Paradise, Gold & Silver Report 3 Sep 2017

A month ago, we wrote about the bitcoin fork. We described the fork: Picture a bank, the old-fashioned kind. Call it Acme (sorry, we watched too much Coyote and Road Runner growing up). A group of disgruntled employees leave. They take a copy of the book of accounts. They set up a new bank across […]