Entries by Keith Weiner

Irredeemable Currency De-tooths Savers, Report 18 Feb 2018

Arbitrary Interest Rates In the past few weeks, we have argued that interest rates will not rise. We have made our arguments based on observable cases of soft credit demand that falls with rising rates, and analysis of the incentives on creditors and debtors. Ours is a case that rates can’t go up much, for […]

The Fed’s Passive Aggressive Play, Report 4 Feb 2018

Singing the song of rising rates Last week, we took a break from the theme of the consumption of capital, for our annual Outlook 2018 report. We are going to leave the topic for one more week, while we address a market move which is on everyone’s mind. Are interest rates now in a rising […]

Monetary Metals Brief 2018

Predicting the likely path of the prices of the metals in the near term is easy. Just look at the fundamentals. We have invested many man-years in developing the theory, model, and software to calculate it. Every week we publish charts and our calculated fundamental prices. However, predicting the outlook for a longer period of […]

Monetary Metals Outlook 2018

Prefer to read offline? Download Outlook 2018. Predicting the likely path of the prices of the metals in the near term is easy. Just look at the fundamentals. We have invested many man-years in developing the theory, model, and software to calculate it. Every week we publish charts and our calculated fundamental prices. However, predicting […]

Shut Down Shoddy Debt, Report 21 Jan 2018

We have been discussing the consumption of capital. We again must say: “We see people eating more of the seed corn.” Right now as we write this on Saturday afternoon, the US government has “shut down”, due to a political impasse on the legislation to fund its continuing operations. Government funding is a mix of […]

Speculating Our Way to Prosperity, Report 15 Jan 2018

We have been discussing the consumption of capital. Last week, for example, we concluded with: “We see people eating more of the seed corn.” Morally, socialism is the enslavement of man to man. If you create something, they want not just to take it from you, but to render you unable to create anything else. […]

Monetary Metals Leases Gold to Valaurum at 4.75%

Manufacturer of the Aurum® gold currency accelerates with a Monetary Metals lease Scottsdale, Ariz, January 8, 2018—Monetary Metals announces that Valaurum has leased gold at 4.75% interest. This deal renews and grows a previous lease from Monetary Metals. The metal is used in the manufacturing process for Valaurum’s Aurum® physical gold currency unit. A metal […]

Quantum Change in Gold Demand Continues, Report 7 Jan 2018

Short-term interest rates have been relentlessly rising since the second half of 2015. For example, 3-month LIBOR was 0.28% in July of that year. It is now 1.7%. This is just a result of the Fed centrally planning our economy, managing our interest rate for us. Long-term rates have not moved. The 10-year Treasury yield […]

Quantum Change in Gold and Silver Demand, 2 Jan 2018

We hope everyone had a happy New Year. There is a long informercial airing on American TV. It shows an endless parade of senior citizens, struggling to pay their bills, unable to buy that motorized stairway lift, play golf, or eat out at restaurants. The solution? Get a reverse mortgage! The number to call is […]