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Keith Weiner

Keith Weiner

Contributor since: 29 Jan 2012

Biography

Keith is founder of the Gold Standard Institute USA in Phoenix, Arizona, and CEO of precious metals fund manager Monetary Metals. He created DiamondWare, a technology company which he sold to Nortel Networks in 2008.

  • The Silver Plunge Continues

    Published 25 September 2020 | viewed 12,955 times

    A few days ago, I wrote about a big silver crash. The price dropped around 7.5%. And the basis dropped from around 2% to 0.6%.…

  • Can Anything Slow The Silver Rally?

    Published 22 July 2020 | viewed 6,014 times

    The price of silver has just spiked up about $1.80—that’s about 9%. All the usual suspects have been calling for silver to skyrocket. With some…

  • Capital Gain vs. Capital Consumption

    Published 25 May 2020 | viewed 1,736 times

    The price of gold dropped a few bucks this week, but the price of silver jumped about half a buck. The drumbeat for the gold…

  • What’s Behind The Silver Sell-Off?

    Published 16 September 2019 | viewed 3,298 times

    This week, the prices of the metals fell further, with gold -$18 and silver -$0.73. On May 28, the price of silver hit its nadir,…

  • Are Bonds In A Bubble?

    Published 09 September 2019 | viewed 4,394 times

    Germany has recently joined Switzerland in the dubious All Negative Club. The interest rate on every government bond, from short to 30 years, is now…

  • Demand For Cash Is On The Rise

    Published 19 August 2019 | viewed 1,809 times

    At a shopping mall recently, we observed an interesting deal at Sketchers. If you buy two pairs of shoes, the second is 30% off. Sketchers…

  • How To Measure The Strength Of The Economy

    Published 08 July 2019 | viewed 2,426 times

    We have been writing on the flaws in GDP: that it is no measure of the economy, because it looks only at cash and not…

  • How Roosevelt Fundamentally Changed The Global Monetary System

    Published 29 May 2019 | viewed 1,482 times

    Last week, we wrote about the impossibility of China nuking the Treasury bond market. Really, this is not about China but mostly about the nature…

  • Could China Start Dumping U.S. Treasury Bonds?

    Published 20 May 2019 | viewed 4,523 times

    There is a drumbeat pounding on a monetary issue, which is now rising into a crescendo. The issue is: China might sell its holdings of…

  • The Overlooked Factor Contributing To Inflation

    Published 15 April 2019 | viewed 4,762 times

    Last week, we wrote that regulations, taxes, environmental compliance, and fear of lawsuits forces companies to put useless ingredients into their products. We said: “For…

  • What Causes Loss Of Purchasing Power?

    Published 08 April 2019 | viewed 4,224 times

    We have written much about the notion of inflation. We don’t want to rehash our many previous points, but to look at the idea of…

  • How Will New Basel Banking Regulations Impact Gold?

    Published 02 April 2019 | viewed 3,193 times

    A number of commentators have predicted that the rules of the Basel III bank regulations will cause gold to skyrocket (no, this article is not…

  • The Purchasing Power Paradigm

    Published 11 March 2019 | viewed 2,219 times

    Last week, in Is Capital Creation Beating Capital Consumption, we asked an important question which is not asked nearly often enough. Perhaps that’s because few…

  • Fed Under Pressure As Capital Creation Lags

    Published 04 March 2019 | viewed 1,331 times

    We have written numerous articles about capital consumption. Our monetary system has a falling interest rate, which causes both capital churn and conversion of one…

  • Lending: The Good, Bad, And Ugly

    Published 25 February 2019 | viewed 5,660 times

    In Atlas Shrugged, Francisco D’Anconia says: “So you think that money is the root of all evil? . . . Have you ever asked what…

  • The Intrinsic Value Of Gold-Backed Cryptos

    Published 19 November 2018 | viewed 5,994 times

    A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away we wrote a series of articles arguing that bitcoin is not money and is not…

  • Where Does The True Value Of Gold Lie?

    Published 15 October 2018 | viewed 8,535 times

    “You can’t eat gold.” The enemies of gold often unleash this little zinger, as if it dismisses the idea of owning gold and indeed the…

  • Why Gold Investors Should Pay Attention To The Swiss Franc

    Published 01 October 2018 | viewed 7,110 times

    Sometimes, one just needs to look in the right place. And often in those cases, it just takes a conversation to alert one where to…

  • The New Paradigm In Monetary Markets

    Published 06 August 2018 | viewed 2,830 times

    Explaining a new paradigm can be both simple and impossible at the same time. For example, Copernicus taught that the other planets and Sun do…

  • How Will Social Security Remain Solvent?

    Published 18 June 2018 | viewed 2,499 times

    We have been writing about capital destruction. This week let’s look at an event which is currently making news. Social Security will begin tapping into…