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Monetary Metals® takes an unconventional approach to economics and precious metal market analysis. At the core of our thinking is the idea of incentives. Largely unnoticed by most people, incentives motivate people to act – be it the entrepreneur who sees an opportunity to profit from meeting the needs of others, or the arbitrageur who keeps markets aligned and efficient by profiting from divergences in prices.

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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”) […]

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Monetary Metals Outlook 2018 - Prefer to read offline? Download Outlook 2018. Predicting the likely path of the prices of the metals in the near term is easy. Just look at the fundamentals. We have invested many man-years in developing the theory, model, and software to calculate it. Every week we publish charts and our calculated fundamental prices. However, predicting […]
Da Boyz Whacked Silver Again, Update 28 Nov 2017 - The price of silver abruptly dropped on Tuesday. There it was, sitting around $17.05 at 14:00 GMT. And boom. By 15:10, it was $16.78. Twenty seven cents of Fed-petrodollar-supporting non-profit illicit profits for da boyz in da cartel (you know who you are)! Or was it…? In the gold and silver communities, one needs no […]

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Marginal Productivity of Debt - Understanding the marginal productivity of debt is key to understanding whether the amount of credit created is unsustainable, resulting in the failure of the monetary system and loss of everyone’s savings. Falling Productivity of Debt introduces the idea of the marginal productivity of debt, that is, how much additional GDP is added for each newly-borrowed […]
Bitcoin, Postmodern Money - In the articles below, Keith Weiner covers many of the reasons why bitcoin is unsound and not money and rather the very model of a (post)modern monetary marvel. In Gold, Redeemability, Bitcoin, and Backwardation, Keith explains why bitcoin is not money but an irredeemable currency, as money has to be a tangible good. Bitcoin, Gold, […]

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