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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.

  • Gold Arbitrage and Backwardation Part II (The Lease Rate)

    Published 04 February 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…

  • Bitcoin, Gold, and the Quantity of Money

    Published 28 January 2014 | viewed 0 times

    The popular view today is based on the linear Quantity Theory of Money. It seems to be common sense. If more units of a currency…

  • Gold Arbitrage and Backwardation Part I

    Published 21 January 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Professor Tom Fischer has written three papers about gold backwardation and arbitrage. Across these three papers, he makes a case against the ideas of Professor…

  • The Curious Widening of the Bid-Ask Spread in Silver

    Published 14 January 2014 | viewed 0 times

    Last week, I wrote about a curious development in silver. The bid-ask spread widened in November and December. My article concluded: One should regard this…

  • A Curious Development in Silver

    Published 07 January 2014 | viewed 0 times

    I write frequently about supply and demand in the monetary metals, gold and silver. I've argued that one cannot just look at numbers pertaining to…

  • Gold and Silver Sentiments Violently Diverged in 2013

    Published 26 December 2013 | viewed 0 times

    There are two reasons why people buy gold and silver. The first is that they're the monetary metals. Many people don't want more than a…

  • Monetary Metals Supply and Demand Report

    Published 23 December 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The dollar made a multiyear high, closing on Thursday at over 26mg gold! Not even the Fed's propaganda squad would trumpet this as good news…

  • We're Building Stasi 2.0

    Published 17 December 2013 | viewed 0 times

    I wrote this in early November. A US District Court decision yesterday (Dec 16, 2013) found that parts of the NSA's mass data gathering are…

  • Rising Interest Rates Spoil the Party

    Published 09 December 2013 | viewed 0 times

    I originally wrote this in September 2013. It is just as relevant now in December. The big news in America is that the rate on…

  • Monetary Metals Supply and Demand Report: 1 Dec, 2013

    Published 02 December 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Let's consider speculation and arbitrage, and look at what it really means when the cobasis is deeply negative, in that light. This is the case…

  • The Theory of Interest and Prices in Practice

    Published 31 October 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Medieval thinkers were tempted to believe that if you throw a rock it flies straight until it runs out of force, and then it falls…

  • Theory of Interest and Prices in Paper Currency Part VI (The End)

    Published 19 September 2013 | viewed 0 times

    In Part I (http://keithweinereconomics.com/2013/04/22/theory-of-interest-and-prices-in-paper-currency-part-i-linearity/), we looked at the concepts of nonlinearity, dynamics, multivariate, state, and contiguity. We showed that whatever the relationship may be between…

  • Monetary Metals Supply and Demand Report

    Published 16 September 2013 | viewed 0 times

    In this report, we look at supply and demand fundamentals in the gold and silver markets. In brief, the basis and cobasis are spreads between…

  • Supply and Demand Analysis of Gold and Silver

    Published 10 September 2013 | viewed 0 times

    There is a tradable approach to analyzing the fundamentals of supply and demand in the monetary metals markets. This article is a brief summary of…

  • Gold Confiscation

    Published 06 September 2013 | viewed 0 times

    It is well known that in 1933, President Roosevelt confiscated the gold of U.S. citizens and made possession of gold illegal. He gave gold owners…

  • Theory of Interest and Prices in Paper Currency Part V (Falling Cycle)

    Published 23 August 2013 | viewed 0 times

    In Part I (http://keithweinereconomics.com/2013/04/22/theory-of-interest-and-prices-in-paper-currency-part-i-linearity/), we looked at the concepts of nonlinearity, dynamics, multivariate, state, and contiguity. We showed that whatever the relationship may be between…

  • Don't Trade Last Week's Silver Story!

    Published 20 August 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Since February of this year, there has been at least one silver contract in backwardation. Since May 31, the September contract has been backwardated. But…

  • Selling Low and Buying High: Hedging by the Gold Miners Part II

    Published 19 August 2013 | viewed 0 times

    In Part I, I made several points. First, that in the last gold bear market, miners capitulated after prices were low and falling for a…

  • What Drives Negative GOFO and Temporary Gold Backwardation?

    Published 24 July 2013 | viewed 0 times

    I coined the term temporary backwardation in March of last year. This is what I said: But in the "new normal", post 2008, the expiring…

  • Theory of Interest and Prices in Paper Currency Part IV (Rising Cycle)

    Published 16 July 2013 | viewed 0 times

    In Part I (http://keithweinereconomics.com/2013/04/22/theory-of-interest-and-prices-in-paper-currency-part-i-linearity/), we looked at the concepts of nonlinearity, dynamics, multivariate, state, and contiguity. We showed that whatever the relationship may be between…