Entries by Michelle Agner

Episode 17: Why Fedcoin?

Our recent article on Fedcoin – a digital currency being considered by the Federal Reserve – revealed the sinister and pernicious reasons behind such a move. This week’s episode of The Gold Exchange Podcast explores the topic further. In it, John Flaherty and CEO Keith Weiner discuss: Addl description of episode A little-realized distinction between […]

The Theory of Interest and Prices

What do a famous broken bridge and Jimi Hendrix have in common with monetary effects on consumer prices? Short answer: a dynamic system & positive feedback. CEO Keith Weiner recently presented at the Austrian Economics Research Conference 2021, discussing his upcoming paper, The Theory of Interest and Prices. In the video below, he discusses: The […]

Episode 16: Inflation’s Inconvenient Complexities, Part 2

In a prior episode, John Flaherty and CEO Keith Weiner discussed the intricacies of inflation, its definition, and the monetary and nonmonetary forces at play. This time, they go a little deeper. In this episode: The simplest definition of inflation How to properly measure inflation One universal belief that is absolutely wrong Two pending consequences […]

Episode 15: Inflation’s Inconvenient Complexities, Part 1

There’s been a lot of talk of inflation lately, with predictions in the media running from one extreme to the other. Most folks define inflation simply as “rising prices.” But as John Flaherty and CEO Keith Weiner discuss in this week’s episode, it’s not that simple. There are a number of intricacies to be aware […]

Episode 13: The Pressing Problem With “Money Printing”

The phrase “money printing” conjures images of a giant printing press spitting out sheets of hundred dollar bills somewhere in the basement of the Fed. But is that what’s actually happening lately? Absolutely not. Join John Flaherty and Monetary Metals CEO Keith Weiner for a conversation that will likely make you say “WOW!” or “Whaaat?” […]

Episode 12: The Yield Purchasing Power Paradigm

Most people think in terms of purchasing power: how much can one’s cash buy? In this week’s episode, CEO Keith Weiner & John Flaherty discuss an alternate perspective. Instead of spending your capital, what if you invested it to earn a return? What can that return buy? Along the way you’ll learn: The concept of […]

Episode 11: The Common Ground Between Bitcoin & Gold

Is there common ground among the proponents of gold and bitcoin? John Flaherty and CEO Keith Weiner take on that question in this episode. They also discuss: What bitcoin has been able to accomplish that gold hasn’t What gold and bitcoin have in common A billionaire’s comments regarding a bitcoin bubble Why ‘engineered money’ may […]

Monetary Metals Renews Financing to Investopedia’s Best Online Gold Dealer

Scottsdale, Ariz, February 5, 2021—Monetary Metals® announces the renewal and expansion of its gold, silver & platinum leases to Money Metals Exchange, to finance the Idaho-based business’ bullion inventory. Money Metals Exchange (no relationship to Monetary Metals) was recently named “Best Overall Online Gold Dealer” for 2021 by Investopedia. Monetary Metals has a disruptive model, […]

Private Debt Investor: Monetary Metals Issues Gold Bond

In January 2021, Monetary Metals announced the issuance of a bond paying principal and interest in gold – the first proper gold bond in 87 years. Robin Blumenthal of PEI Media covered the story in Private Debt Investor. Read the full article, Monetary Metals Issues Gold Bond, on their website. (Free registration required).