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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.

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

    Published 27 June 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Hedging is a controversial topic, probably as controversial as any I have written about. Nevertheless, I want to share my thoughts and hopefully add something…

  • Theory of Interest and Prices in Paper Currency Part III (Credit)

    Published 17 June 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…

  • Why is Gold Draining out of COMEX Warehouses?

    Published 14 June 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Gold conspiracy theorists have a new bogeyman. Inventories of gold bars held in the COMEX warehouses are falling. This fact is offered to support the…

  • The Quantitative Beatings will Continue Until Economy Improves

    Published 04 June 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The Fed's purpose, when it comes down to it, is to buy bonds. Under their various "Quantitative Easing" (QE) programs, they sure have bought a…

  • The Dollar is Going Up

    Published 21 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Let's take a look at a few graphs of the dollar, from Feb 1, 2013 through Friday May 17, 2013. Yes, I said graphs of…

  • Theory of Interest and Prices in Paper Currency Part II (Mechanics)

    Published 16 May 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…

  • Theory of Interest and Prices in Paper Currency Part I (Linearity)

    Published 03 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Under gold in a free market, the theory of the formation of the rate of interest is straightforward.¹ The rate varies in the narrow range…

  • How Not to Trade the Dollar

    Published 01 May 2013 | viewed 0 times

    I hope this essay provides some food for thought. It is not my intention to insult or belittle anyone, but using humor and cold logic,…

  • The Gold Futures Open Interest Caper

    Published 26 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    In the recent Gold Basis Report, we published a graph showing the open interest in gold and silver futures (i.e. the number of contracts held…

  • The Last Contango Basis Report

    Published 22 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    The "coordinated smashdown of gold and silver" was on everyone's mind this week, but is it true? Did the price of paper gold (futures) divorce…

  • What Is Pushing Down the Gold Price?

    Published 18 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    It has been an increasingly brutal ride for gold and silver, beginning around late March and accelerating through April. The gold price was over $1600…

  • Gold, Redeemability, Bitcoin, and Backwardation

    Published 03 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    I recently released a video about the Internet-based currency, Bitcoin. I asked the question: is Bitcoin money? In brief, I said no it's an irredeemable…

  • Cyprus Collapse Triggers Unintended Consequences

    Published 01 April 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Some people believe that by imposing losses on investors and reducing the Cyprus banking system liabilities, the European powers have addressed the problems in Cyprus…

  • Cyprus Forced Into Bailout Deal

    Published 27 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Do you think that depositors in Cyprus are being taxed? That their money is being taken from them to go to the government in Cyprus…

  • Cyprus Targets Its Savers in Bailout Agreement

    Published 18 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    After markets closed on Friday, it was announced that Cyprus worked out a deal with the European Central Bank, European Commission, and the International Monetary…

  • Bitcoin Crashed. Again.

    Published 13 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    When writing about economics (as opposed to trading), one does not expect to be proven right within days of publishing something. Things can take years…

  • Gold Caught With Its Backwardation Showing

    Published 05 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    With all the discussion on the Internet, some of it confusing, we thought a picture would be worth a thousand words. Backwardation is when there…

  • The 10-Minute Gold Standard

    Published 03 March 2013 | viewed 0 times

    Far too many people believe that gold serves no useful purpose. I am therefore publishing this response to The 10 Minute Gold Standard: It's Much…

  • What Drives the Price of Gold and Silver?

    Published 25 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    If there is a credible rumor that the Fed is planning to further extend its "Quantitative Easing", how would you expect the monetary metals to…

  • The Curious Case of Falling Gold and Silver Prices

    Published 20 February 2013 | viewed 0 times

    A curious thing happened last week. The prices of both monetary metals have been falling for a week and a half through February 15. No,…