Entries by Bron Suchecki

Scottsdale Precious Metals Lease #5 (Silver)

Monetary Metals® is seeking offers from investors to lease silver to Scottsdale Precious Metals to finance its inventory of high-quality vintage and new jewelry. Scottsdale Precious Metals purchases vintage jewelry that would otherwise be melted down for its gold and silver content and sources newly manufactured jewelry and sells them direct to customers. This lease […]

Scottsdale Precious Metals Lease #4 (Gold)

Monetary Metals® is seeking offers from investors to lease gold to Scottsdale Precious Metals to finance its inventory of high-quality vintage and new jewelry. Scottsdale Precious Metals purchases vintage jewelry that would otherwise be melted down for its gold and silver content and sources newly manufactured jewelry and sells them direct to customers. This lease […]

Prohibition on Home Storage of Bullion in an IRA

The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA), the voice of rare-coin and precious-metals dealers in Washington, has released a white paper cautioning against home storage of bullion in an IRA. It appears some bullion dealers have been promoting a structure whereby an IRA owner sets up a self-managed limited-liability company (referred as a “Checkbook LLC”) […]

Valaurum Lease #2 (Gold)

Valaurum, Inc. was created to make precious metal ownership and investment available to all people. Its primary product is the Aurum®, a thin layer of gold or other precious metal sandwiched between layers of protective polyester, containing precisely 1/4, 1/10 or 1/20 gram of pure 24K gold and featuring industry-leading anti-counterfeiting technology. This deal renewed […]

Jeffrey Christian Joins Monetary Metals Board of Advisors

Scottsdale, Ariz, November 7, 2017—Monetary Metals® announces that Jeffrey Christian has become an advisor to the company. Jeffrey Christian, founder and Managing Partner of CPM Group, is a commodities research, consulting, financial advisory and commodities management firm. “Jeffrey has been involved in gold on Wall Street for four decades,” said Keith Weiner, CEO of Monetary […]

Bitcoin, Postmodern Money

In the articles below, Keith Weiner covers many of the reasons why bitcoin is unsound and not money and rather the very model of a (post)modern monetary marvel. In Gold, Redeemability, Bitcoin, and Backwardation, Keith explains why bitcoin is not money but an irredeemable currency, as money has to be a tangible good. Bitcoin, Gold, […]

Thoughtful Disagreement with Ted Butler – Gold Basis

This article follows on from Keith Weiner’s response to Ted Butler’s Thoughtful Disagreement challenge. Below is a graph of all 130 gold contracts since February 1996, aligned by contract age in terms of number of days until expiry on the X axis of the chart and basis in percentage per annum on the Y axis. […]