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The Theory of Interest and Prices

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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 […]

What’s The Real Purpose of Money?

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There is an old rhyme once used in economics books. “Money is a matter of functions four: a medium, a measure, a standard and a store.” Three of these functions are clear. A medium of exchange is what people use to pay for goods. A measure means that money is a way of measuring economic […]

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).  

Bitcoin: Better Than You Think

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The following is a guest submission from Monetary Metals client David S., responding to a recent article by CEO Keith Weiner. After learning of David’s perspective, we invited a published response in the spirit of  healthy debate & productive disagreement.     As a proponent of both gold and bitcoin, I have a few responses […]

Financial Advisor: Gold Grows As Dollar Weakens

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. Karen DeMasters from Financial Advisor Magazine covered the story. Read the full article, Gold Grows as Dollar Weakens, on the Financial Advisor website.  

InvestmentNews: An Old Bond Strategy is New Again

In early January, Monetary Metals announced the issuance of a bond paying principal and interest in gold – the first proper gold bond in 87 years. Jeff Benjamin from InvestmentNews covered the story. In addition to news and opinion writing, Jeff is the co-host of The InvestmentNews Podcast. Read the full story on the InvestmentNews website. […]

The Problem with Record-Low Interest Rates

The Problem with Record-Low Interest Rates

Are you familiar with the GoldNewsletter podcast? They boast over 200 episodes on the topics of investment, economics, and geopolitics. This week, hosts Fergus Hodgson & Brien Lundin interviewed Monetary Metals’ CEO Keith Weiner on the topic of falling interest rates and how cheap borrowing comes at the expense of capital productivity.   Did you enjoy this […]

Reflections Over 2020

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Wow, it has been a heckuva year! One thought leads to another on this sunny-but-cool January 1. Having watched a few seasons of Forged in Fire, I’ve gained an appreciation of how difficult it is to pound and grind a lump of steel into a blade, even with power tools. There are many ways for […]

Open Letter to Gregory Mankiw, 7 December

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Dear Professor Mankiw: I am writing in response to your article in the New York Times, “The Puzzle of Low Interest Rates”. I commend you for recognizing two important truths, which are missed by many other observers. One, that there has been a breathtaking drop in the interest rate over 40 years. Too many dismiss […]

COMING SOON: The Gold Exchange Podcast with Keith Weiner

  ***UPDATE 12/4/2020: Listen to the podcast here: The Gold Exchange Podcast with Keith Weiner ***     After receiving many requests to share his message in podcast form, CEO Keith Weiner has finally taken the plunge! We’re excited to announce the upcoming launch of The Gold Exchange, where Keith untangles market and policy complexity using […]