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Adrian Ash

Adrian Ash

Contributor since: 26 Feb 2010


Formerly City correspondent for The Daily Reckoning in London and head of editorial at the UK's leading financial advisory for private investors, Adrian Ash is the head of research at BullionVault, where you can buy gold today vaulted in Zurich on $3 spreads and 0.8% dealing fees.

  • What the World Needs Now...

    Published 18 September 2008 | viewed 4,649 times

    "...Monetize labor, monetize stocks, monetize the farmers, monetize real estate..." DAMNED IF THEY DO, damned if they don't, politicians the world over are looking pretty…

  • PLIF!! Just an Everyday Emergency

    Published 12 September 2008 | viewed 4,796 times

    "...Can you say Permanent Liquidity Insurance Facility without crying, yawning or laughing like a drain...?" So U.S. Treasury Secretary HANK PAULSON - if the source…

  • Trying to Pump Up What's Busted

    Published 10 September 2008 | viewed 5,843 times

    "...So today we're back where we started, with a collapse in retail investments (then stocks, now housing) and the collapse of the very biggest institutional…

  • Operation Melt Down, Part III - Only 3 Weeks and 170 Tonnes to Go

    Published 05 September 2008 | viewed 5,623 times

    "...My God, this is the time. If everyone wants gold we're all going to be ruined, because there is not enough gold to go around..."…

  • Operation Melt Down: Part II - Hoarding for War, Vaulting for Victory

    Published 29 August 2008 | viewed 5,882 times

    "...The 'total war' of the 20th century first required a 'total war' on freely held private wealth..." IT SEEMS AN ODD QUIRK of history that…

  • Operation Melt Down: Part I - How Richard Nixon "Goldfingered" the World

    Published 27 August 2008 | viewed 2,756 times

    Fear, Mr. Bond, takes gold out of circulation and hoards it against the evil day. In a period of history when every tomorrow may be…

  • Collateral Damage in the War of the 'Flations

    Published 21 August 2008 | viewed 4,135 times

    "...The shooting-match between inflation in prices and deflation in assets is still a long way from won..." WHICH WAY now for financial assets? Given what…

  • Gold: Cheap as Chips...?

    Published 18 August 2008 | viewed 3,977 times

    "...Might the seasonal shape of the gold price turn this summer's collapse into an autumnal boom...?" THE SHARP DROP in world gold prices starting in…

  • Last Warning? Reflation Part II

    Published 01 August 2008 | viewed 3,452 times

    "...First warning? Gold doubles as the Greenspan Fed makes real interest rates negative for the first time in 25 years. Now his successor is at…

  • Curing US Inflation, Zimbabwe Style

    Published 30 July 2008 | viewed 3,533 times

    "...Three hundred billion here, $300bn there, and pretty soon you're talking about a wave of dilution hitting cash-holders, bond owners, stock investors and US Dollar…

  • India's Gold Demand: A Panic for Gold?

    Published 25 July 2008 | viewed 3,336 times

    "...Just like everywhere else, Indian consumers face the problem of too much money chasing prices too high and becoming worth less each day..." IT'S HARD…

  • Fly Away Money, Fly Away Home

    Published 14 July 2008 | viewed 4,019 times

    "...Inflation in prices and deflation in assets turns the Long Boom of the last 25 years on its head..." AFTER TWENTY-FIVE YEARS of booming asset…

  • Decade of No Returns, Part II

    Published 11 July 2008 | viewed 3,742 times

    "...Giving money to stockholders now looks like so 20th century, it's downright Victorian...!" EVEN AFTER their dividend checks, US stock investors earned less than zero…

  • The Decade of No Returns, Part I

    Published 09 July 2008 | viewed 4,618 times

    "...Ten years here, a decade there, and pretty soon you're losing real wealth hand over fist..." WHAT A DIFFERENCE a decade can make! Over the…

  • How to Multiply Asias Gains by 230%

    Published 02 July 2008 | viewed 3,470 times

    "...Whatever you think investing should taste of, it no longer just comes in vanilla..." DID YOU KNOW...? Private investors like you can make 230% of…

  • Too Late to Buy Gold?

    Published 27 June 2008 | viewed 5,566 times

    "...Turn up the gloom! Investors will do well merely to preserve wealth from here..." IT'S HARD TO BE BULLISH on gold when there's so much…

  • Fed Meeting: The Long-Lasting Costs of Inflation

    Published 24 June 2008 | viewed 3,393 times

    "...The true cost of beating inflation vs. the cost of letting it run..." "AT THE SURFACE LEVEL", explains Bradford De Long in a decade-old paper,…

  • Bank-Risk and Balance Sheets

    Published 20 June 2008 | viewed 2,573 times

    "...Ninety-five per cent of the credit created by UK banks in May went to buying back loans that they'd already sold to other investors..." BANKS…

  • A "Lot of Money" Heading Back into Gold?

    Published 18 June 2008 | viewed 5,470 times

    "...The current lull in the gold market may signal a great chance to buy before the price moves sharply higher once more..." WHAT YOU MAKE…

  • A Note on the Consumer Price Index

    Published 13 June 2008 | viewed 2,827 times

    "...With the cost of living always rising, not falling, it's a good job there's so much more money around to help pay for things. Right...?"…