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Gold & Silver ETFs: The Fine Print

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These are exciting times for gold & silver ETFs. Bloomberg reported this week that metal-backed ETFs accumulated more than $50 billion of bullion this year. And Nasdaq shows that iShares Silver Trust (SLV) has experienced a $188.2 million dollar inflow over the past 12 months. Headlines excitedly shout about A Golden Opportunity and ETF Land’s […]

How Basel III Will Impact Gold-Using Businesses

Last year, Monetary Metals’ CEO Keith Weiner wrote an article debunking the idea (popular at the time) that Basel III regulations would send gold’s price to the moon. The focus of that piece was on the investors and individuals who own gold. This time, we’ll look at the same subject, but from the perspective of companies […]

Stay Away From Gold?!?

Forbes Senior Contributor Larry Light penned an opinion piece this week titled “Stay the Hell Away From Gold”. As you can imagine, he took a strong position on whether or not purchasing gold right now is a good idea. Spoiler Alert: he’s against it. His argument boils down to this: gold is volatile, and while […]

5 Ways Oversubscription Can Benefit Investors

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Let’s do a quick thought experiment together. Imagine you want to order ten widgets. You place your order with the highly rated Widget Providers Extraordinaire, Inc. They receive and confirm your order for ten widgets, but they only deliver five. How do you feel about that? Miffed? Stiffed? Troubled? Triggered? Now let’s imagine you want […]

The Simon-Ehrlich Bet Did Not Settle the Question

The bet between Julian Simon and Paul Ehrlich shows a fatal flaw in how most people think about inflation. Are you familiar with the bet? Ehrlich wrote a book titled The Population Bomb. He held a pessimistic view of the future, in which population growth would outstrip resources (essentially the same as Thomas Malthus). Simon […]

Gold in a Coronavirus World

“The price of gold is rising, but that’s not the most important thing.” That’s the start of a compelling article our CEO, Keith Weiner, wrote this week about our current environment. In it, he illustrates your role – and mine! – as creditors in the ever-expanding US debt burden. Eye-opening, indeed. You can see it […]

Open Letter to Ted Butler About Precious Metals Leasing

I received an email from a client last week referencing Ted Butler’s June 4th article on precious metals leasing. I want to clear up some confusion that might arise from reading it. I acknowledge that Mr. Butler’s focus isn’t leasing per se. It’s why precious metals prices aren’t where they are supposed to be (higher […]

Keith interviewed by Mining Stock Education & Classic Value Investors

Mining Stock Education http://www.miningstockeducation.com/2020/05/keith-weiner-the-central-bankers-i-know-have-no-interest-in-gold/ Bill Powers of Mining Stock Education interviews Keith about whether the Federal Reserve can save the economy, if debt cancellation would have been better than giving away money, whether the USD will survive the coronavirus crisis, James Rickards’ $10,000 gold theory, and much more. Classic Value Investors https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Lb1-pOSeEY Watch as Keith […]

Why Gold, And Why Now?

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Last spring, CEO Keith Weiner appeared in Executive Global Magazine, with the article, Why Gold, And Why Now? In it, he walks us through the growing US debt numbers and the dwindling yields of Treasury bonds – as well as their increasing risk. And explains gold as an investment. Now, four months later, it rings […]

Open Letter to Crispin Odey

I am writing in response to the comments you made in a letter to investors yesterday, which were widely reported. You have set the gold community afire, with claims that are not new and not true. So I shall attempt to douse the flames. As everyone knows, President Roosevelt outlawed the ownership of gold in […]