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The Dollar Cancer and the Gold Cure

The dollar is failing. Millions of people can see at least some of the major signs, such as the collapse of interest rates, record high number of people not counted in the workforce, and debt rising from already-unpayable levels at an accelerating rate. I am going to share a little bit about myself and my […]

Phone Call from a Bank Manipulator, Special Report 1 Apr, 2018

This topic is so timely and so important, that we publish this special report in lieu of our normal weekly Supply and Demand Report. After our recent article debunking manipulation, we got a phone call from a man whom we will call Jim Bailey (all names have been changed to protect the innocent and the […]

Backwardation, the Bank of England, and Falling Prices

In commodity markets backwardation is an indicator of physical shortages. Shortages result in buyers bidding up the cash price of the commodity above the future prices. This creates a profitable trade (called decarry) for those holding the physical commodity – they can sell it now and buy a futures contract at a lower price, locking […]

Open Letter to GATA

Dear GATA and Mr. Chris Powell: I am writing this in response to your article Monetary Metals’ Weiner refuses to see anything wrong in the gold market. There is a certain irony for me to read that I refuse to see. I have spent eight years studying the mechanics of the market, building a model, […]

Prohibition on Home Storage of Bullion in an IRA

The Industry Council for Tangible Assets (ICTA), the voice of rare-coin and precious-metals dealers in Washington, has released a white paper cautioning against home storage of bullion in an IRA. It appears some bullion dealers have been promoting a structure whereby an IRA owner sets up a self-managed limited-liability company (referred as a “Checkbook LLC”) […]

The Alleged Trump Deregulation

People constantly tell me that Trump is deregulating. What’s the proof? Well, the stock market is going up. Unemployment is going down. It is impossible to explain to them what they knew when Obama was president: a rising stock market and falling unemployment do not mean that the president’s policies are good. But now they’ve […]

What Will The Coming Gold Standard Look Like

I gave a talk at FreedomFest last month. Unfortunately, the video was not recorded (not even the projector worked). However, the topic is so important that I recorded the talk back in my office, to put a video to put on the Internet. My talk covers the following areas: First pseudo gold standard | 0:50 […]

Putting the Latest Silver Crash Under a Lens

On Thursday, July 6, in the late afternoon (as reckoned in Arizona), the price of silver crashed. The move was very brief, but very intense. The price hit a low under $14.40 before recovering to around $15.80 which is about 20 cents lower than where it started. Buyers of silver are rejoicing. They can now […]

Gold and Silver Price Drop of 3 July, 2017

The price of gold dropped from $1,241 as of Friday’s close to $1,219 on the close Monday, or -1.8%. The price of silver fell from $16.58 to $16.11, or -2.9%. It is being called a gold and silver “smash” (implication being that one party or a conspiracy is doing the smashing). Our goal is to […]

What Really Happened When Gold Crashed, Monday June 26?

Let’s establish three facts up front. One, the volume of contracts traded was not “millions” (as at least one conspiracy theorist is claiming). During the 1-minute window when the price of gold dropped from $1,254.10 to a low of $1,236.50 and recovered to $1,247, 18,031 August gold contracts traded. There was negligible volume in the […]