Entries by Keith Weiner

Will Interest Rate Hikes Fix Inflation?

Senator Elizabeth Warren and President Joe Biden claim that inflation[i] is caused by greedy corporations. And they propose to solve this problem by making the corporations pay. Whether it’s extracting a “windfall profits” tax, crushing them under even more regulation, or attacking them with antitrust enforcement, the idea is the same. They propose to harm […]

The Silver Chart THEY Don’t Want You to See!

On Thursday May 12, the price of silver fell about a buck. As with every one of these big price moves, the question is: what really happened? Below is a chart of the day’s action, with price overlaid with basis. Basis = future – spot. It is a great (i.e. the only) indicator of abundance […]

Open Letter to Lex Fridman and Michael Saylor

To listen to the audio version of this article click here. Gentlemen: I am writing to you in response to your Podcast #276. The first thing I want to say is—well done! You talked about economics and money for four hours and attracted over three million viewers. The monetary system faces grave problems and discussing […]

Forensic Analysis of Fed Action on Silver Price

The last few days of trading in silver have been a wild ride.  On Wednesday morning in New York, six hours before the Fed was to announce its interest rate hike, the price of silver began to drop. It went from around $22.65 to a low of $22.25 before recovering about 20 cents.  At 2pm […]

Time for a Silver Trade?

To listen to the audio version of this article click here. The price of silver has been going down, and then down some more. From over $28 a year ago, and over $26.50 a month ago, it’s now at a new low under $22.50. Four bucks down in a month. However, it’s been behaving differently […]

Oil, the Ruble and Gold Walk into a Bar…Part III 

Listen to the audio article of this version here. Part I – Unpacking the narrative of how Russia is going to change the global monetary system . Read here and listen here. Part II – What is the link between rubles, oil, and gold? What is meant by the word “link?” What impact will that […]

Oil, the Ruble and Gold Walk into a Bar… Part II

Part II – What is the link between rubles, oil, and gold? What is meant by the word “link?” What impact will that “link” have, if any, on the global monetary system?  To listen to the audio version of this article click here. To Read Part I, click here. To Listen to Part I click […]

Oil, the Ruble, and Gold Walk into a Bar… 

Part I – Unpacking the narrative of how Russia is going to change the global monetary system  To listen to the audio version of this article click here.  There is a Narrative about Russia and how it will change the monetary system. Many analysts in the gold community are promoting this story. There’s just one […]

The Halo Effect

It’s not fair. It seems everything claims to be <something something> gold. Oil is black gold. Melted cheese is liquid gold. There’s even red gold, a tomato company. It’s just not fair! It seems like a one-way street. They get to use (without paying!) the good name of gold, but gold gets nothing from them. […]

Human Action in the Silver Market

Listen to the audio version of this article here. We have recently seen an increase in social media posts about the big increase in short positions by the bullion banks. What would motivate them to short a commodity during this period of inflation, much less a monetary metal when central banks are printing money with […]