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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.

  • Book Review: The Golden Revolution

    Published 17 August 2012 | viewed 0 times

    There are many books on the market today about the coming collapse of the global dollar-based monetary system. Many of them purport to help the…

  • In A Paper System, All Assets Are Backed by the Treasury Bond

    Published 17 August 2012 | viewed 0 times

    In a gold-based monetary system, every asset is ultimately backed by gold. This does not mean that every debtor (including banks) keeps the full amount…

  • Falling Interest Rates Destroy Capital

    Published 19 July 2012 | viewed 0 times

    I have written other pieces on the topic of fractional reserve banking (http://keithweiner.posterous.com/61391483 and http://keithweiner.posterous.com/fractional-reserve-is-not-the-problem) duration mismatch, which is when someone borrows short-term money to…

  • Duration Mismatch Will Always Fail

    Published 11 July 2012 | viewed 0 times

    I have written a number of pieces on fractional reserve banking and duration mismatch. I have argued that the former is perfectly fine, both morally…

  • My Second Lecture Irredeemable Currency vs. Gold: The Solution

    Published 14 June 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Here is the second session where I propose a unique solution of how we get from today's broken dollar system to gold. The video is…

  • Gold Manipulation Conspiracy Theory Revisited

    Published 13 June 2012 | viewed 0 times

    On Friday, June 8, King World News had a blog entry ( http://kingworldnews.com/kingworldnews/KWN_DailyWeb/Entries/2012/6/8_London_Trader_-_Staggering_515_Tons_of_Gold_Sold_in_4_Hours.html) based on an interview with an anonymous London Gold Trader. Eric King…

  • In a Gold Standard, How Are Interest Rates Set?

    Published 05 June 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Today, short-term interest rates are set by the diktats of the central bank. And long-term interest rates are set in a "market" in which the…

  • Dollar Backwardation

    Published 23 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    The current financial crisis, may progress to a phase where people demand and hoard dollar bills but take electronic deposit credits only at a discount…

  • Backwardation in Gold And Silver

    Published 16 May 2012 | viewed 0 times

    On Monday, May 14, something happened that hasn't happened since Dec of 2008. Two successive near-month precious metals futures contracts were in backwardation at the…

  • Open Letter to Steve Keen, Who Says Stimulus Is Necessary

    Published 26 April 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Dear Professor Keen, I am a monetary scientist and a fan of some of your work. I admire the courage it took for you to…

  • Floating Exchange Rates: Unworkable and Dishonest

    Published 17 April 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Milton Friedman was a proponent of so-called "floating" exchange rates between the various irredeemable paper currencies that he promoted as the proper monetary system. Many…

  • Irredeemable Paper Money, Feature #451

    Published 13 April 2012 | viewed 0 times

    I am writing this, having just returned from the fourth course at the New Austrian School of Economics, in Munich. The single biggest theme was…

  • My Response to Bernanke

    Published 02 April 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Benjamin Bernanke Chairman of the Federal Reserve Mar 25, 2012 Re: Open Letter to Discuss Your Misunderstandings About Gold Dear Ben: You have publicly gone…

  • The Arbitrageur: Temporary Backwardation: The Path Forward from 2008

    Published 21 March 2012 | viewed 0 times

    The March silver futures contract first entered backwardation on Mar 9 and with a few zigs and zags has not only remained there but has…

  • Caution: Falling Currencies

    Published 16 March 2012 | viewed 0 times

    In 1913, the US Congress authorized the creation of the Federal Reserve. Its mandate was limited, but it grew over time to become the central…

  • The Arbitrageur: What Force in the World Could Take Gold Down $100?

    Published 07 March 2012 | viewed 0 times

    On Feb 29, gold fell $100 an ounce from a high of $1790 to a low of $1688. Numerous breathless conspiracies abound, but most center…

  • The Arbitrageur: The Decline and Fall of Silver Backwardation

    Published 21 February 2012 | viewed 0 times

    On Friday, I published an article: The Arbitrageur: Silver Backwardation. I was the only one to cover the news of the end of silver backwardation.…

  • The Arbitrageur: Silver Backwardation

    Published 17 February 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Ever since early fall 2010, long-dated silver futures have been in backwardation. This means the price of a silver future for, say, Dec 2015, was…

  • Stocks vs. Flows

    Published 16 February 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Today, people who believe that gold is money think that one should hoard gold. They seek to take possession personally. Or when they have it…

  • Gold Bonds: Averting Financial Armageddon

    Published 29 January 2012 | viewed 0 times

    Orignally posted at the Gold Standard Institute on January 25, 2012   After the near-collapse of the financial system in 2008, a growing number of…