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Keith Weiner

Keith Weiner

Contributor since: 29 Jan 2012


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.

  • 100% of Mainstream Interest Rate Theory is Wrong

    Published 22 October 2014 | viewed 0 times

    An interesting article on MarketWatch today caught my attention. The subhead is the money quote, "Back in April every economist in a survey thought yields…

  • Why is the Gold Standard Urgent?

    Published 14 October 2014 | viewed 0 times

    After President Nixon's gold default in 1971, many people advocated a return to the gold standard. One argument has been repeated: consumer prices are rising.…

  • Monetary Metals Supply and Demand Report

    Published 06 October 2014 | viewed 0 times

    How much higher can the dollar go? Betting on the Fed's paper has been one helluva speculation. No doubt the Fed's credit quality has been…

  • Perception vs. Reality at the Fed

    Published 02 October 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Last week, a story broke about Fed whistleblower Carmen Segarra. I wrote an article on Forbes about it, Disgruntled Fed Lawyer Blows Whistle on Regulatory…

  • A Monetary Cancer Metastasizes in Europe

    Published 24 September 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The European Central Bank again cut the interest rates it controls. Notably, the deposit rate was moved deeper into negative territory. It is now -0.2%…

  • The Credit Gradient

    Published 29 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The United States, and every country, is subject to a monetary authority and legal tender laws. Here in the U.S. we have the Federal Reserve,…

  • How Can The State Bank of India Pay Interest in Gold?

    Published 12 August 2014 | viewed 0 times

    An article caught my eye this week. The Tirumala Tirupati Temple in India has deposited gold at the State Bank of India, and is getting…

  • Like Dripping Silver Icicles

    Published 28 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    I don't typically emphasize price charts in analyzing the market, however something unusual has been happening in the spot (physical) silver market. It did not…

  • Legal Tender Renders Planning Impossible

    Published 24 July 2014 | viewed 0 times

    There is much confusion over what the legal tender law does. I have read articles, written by people who are otherwise knowledgeable about economics, claiming…

  • Monetary Metals Silver Headfake Report

    Published 23 June 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Something extraordinary occurred this week. On Wednesday, the Fed made a routine announcement. That day, the price of silver was rising, but not out of…

  • Barclays Caught Red Handed Manipulating Gold

    Published 27 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    It was all over the news last week, both mainstream and gold sites. Barclays was caught manipulating the gold price. They were fined £26M, and…

  • The Lazy 1970's vs. the Frenetic 2000's

    Published 21 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Many people today see the Fed's Quantitative Easing as money printing. They remember what happened in the 1970's, and they instantly jump to conclusions. However,…

  • The End (of the Silver Fix) Is Nigh

    Published 15 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    For a long time, many in the gold and silver communities have been say that the prices of the monetary metals are manipulated. Recently, one…

  • Monetary Metals Supply and Demand Report: 11 May, 2014

    Published 12 May 2014 | viewed 0 times

    This was another short week, with Monday a bank holiday in the UK. Through Tuesday, the prices of the metals seemed to want to hold…

  • Gold and Silver Speculation

    Published 10 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    There is a stark difference between the states of the markets for the monetary metals. The number of open futures contracts in gold is low,…

  • Why Was China Carrying Gold?

    Published 03 April 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Zero Hedge has run an excellent article explaining the use of commodities, beginning with copper, to work around the Chinese government's imposed capital controls[1]. Capital…

  • Gold Arbitrage and Backwardation Part III (Gold as a Commodity)

    Published 28 March 2014 | viewed 0 times

    In Part I, we discussed the concept of arbitrage. We showed why defining it as a risk-free investment that earns more than the risk-free rate…

  • Monetary Metals Supply and Demand Report

    Published 10 March 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Gold went up and silver went down this week. It's natural for most people to say, "gold went up", but it's the most unnatural phenomenon.…

  • The National Debt Cannot Be Paid Off

    Published 27 February 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Government spending is out of control and, while most say they want spending cuts, people oppose cuts that impact them. Among those who get government…

  • Monetary Metals Supply and Demand Report: 16 Feb, 2014

    Published 16 February 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The dollar dropped a lot more this week than it has in any one week for a long time. Measured conventionally, the gold price spiked…