Entries by Bron Suchecki

Monetary Metals Closes Insured Gold Financing at 4.5%

Monetary Metals Fourth Lease to Scottsdale Precious Metals Prices 1% Lower Scottsdale, Ariz, May 9, 2018—Monetary Metals announces that its recent gold financing of Scottsdale Precious Metals priced at a gross interest rate of 4.5%, a full percentage point lower than previous deals. This is the first one covered by Monetary Metals’ new insurance. Rates […]

Scottsdale Precious Metals Lease #5 (Silver)

Scottsdale Precious Metals purchases high-quality vintage and new jewelry for resale online and through other channels. Monetary Metals’ lessors are financing additional inventory to grow Scottsdale Precious Metals’ business. This lease deal is a continuation of Lease #2 with additional ounces to fund business expansion. Metal: Silver Commencement Date: May 25, 2018 Duration: 372 days, […]

Scottsdale Precious Metals Lease #4 (Gold)

Scottsdale Precious Metals purchases high-quality vintage and new jewelry for resale online and through other channels. Monetary Metals’ lessors are financing additional inventory to grow Scottsdale Precious Metals’ business. This lease deal is a continuation/roll of Lease #1 with additional ounces to fund business expansion. Metal: Gold Commencement Date: May 4, 2018 Duration: 393 days, […]

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”) […]

Marginal Productivity of Debt

Understanding the marginal productivity of debt is key to understanding whether the amount of credit created is unsustainable, resulting in the failure of the monetary system and loss of everyone’s savings. Falling Productivity of Debt introduces the idea of the marginal productivity of debt, that is, how much additional GDP is added for each newly-borrowed […]

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 […]

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. […]