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Why did JP Morgan say “Money is gold, nothing else”?

There’s a story about JP Morgan and Andrew Carnegie, from the Panic of 1873. Carnegie was a client of the Morgans, with $50,000 on deposit plus some stocks. After selling his $10,000 interest in a railroad, Carnegie supposedly came by the office to pick up a check for $60,000. To his surprise, JP Morgan handed […]

Open Letter to Warren Buffett

Dear Mr. Buffet, Let me start by saying that I am a great admirer of yours. What you and Charlie Munger have accomplished at Berkshire Hathaway is truly extraordinary. Today though, I want to talk to you about a very specific four letter word – gold. You’ve not been shy with your opinion about gold […]

How Can the State Bank of India Pay Interest in Gold?

An article caught my eye this week. The Tirumala Tirupati Temple in India has deposited gold at the State Bank of India, and is getting paid interest on their deposit. There is something unique about this. The interest is paid in gold. To understand why no one else is paying interest in gold, let’s first […]

Would Gold Bugs Make Sense?

It Wouldn’t Make Sense Not to A gold bug argues it would not make sense for the Fed not to manipulate the gold price: If gold isn’t suppressed, then the Fed would be leaving it to trade in an open and transparent market Banks can short-sell with impunity because if they take losses they can […]