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Ben Traynor

Ben Traynor

Contributor since: 28 Apr 2011


Ben Traynor was formerly editor of the Fleet Street Letter, the UK's longest-running investment letter. A Cambridge economics graduate, he is a professional writer and editor with a specialist interest in monetary economics.

  • Gold, Medicare and Foreigners' Money

    Published 03 August 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Forty years ago this month the Dollar lost its link to gold. The result was a growth in entitlement spending... I was the one who…

  • What Didn't Change When Nixon Cut the Gold Link

    Published 27 July 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The monetary system that dates back to August 1971 shares one vital trait with its predecessor... "Let me lay to rest the bugaboo of what…

  • Debt vs. Gold: The Hidden Link Explained by Ben Traynor

    Published 20 July 2011 | viewed 0 times

    How the US and Euro debt crises are making the gold price rise... EUROPE & WASHINGTON'S debt ceiling squabble has seen the gold price breach…

  • Dollar Collapse? Euro Crisis? Both, Says Gold

    Published 01 July 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The gap between gold in dollars vs other currencies has widened... MANY factors determine the gold price - some transient, some more sustained. By far…

  • Mervyn King's Spread Bet

    Published 24 June 2011 | viewed 0 times

    The Bank of England won't raise rates until it knows it won't make a difference... THE BANK OF ENGLAND is getting more dovish. It seems…

  • Bernanke's Credible Irresponsibility: The Logic Behind Cheap Money

    Published 10 June 2011 | viewed 0 times

    Does Ben Bernanke want us to trust him? Maybe not... In the murky realm of economic policy, things are not always what they seem. "When…

  • China, Gold and Interest Rate Rises

    Published 23 May 2011 | viewed 0 times

    China shows that gold demand need not be a victim of higher interest rates... DOES THE demand for gold automatically fall if interest rates rise?…

  • Gold, Gresham's Law and the Dong

    Published 28 April 2011 | viewed 0 times

    What happens when people actively shun their official currency...? Governments are often tempted to live beyond their means. Today, that means national debts and quantitative…