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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.

  • Supply and Demand Report

    Published 28 December 2015 | viewed 0 times

    The prices of the metals rose a bit this quiet, holiday week. Merry Christmas! Speaking of Christmas, Keith's brother who is an amateur woodworker of…

  • Janet Yellen Fights the Tide of Falling Interest

    Published 22 December 2015 | viewed 0 times

    On Wednesday Dec 16, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen announced that the Fed was raising the federal funds rate by 25 basis points. Let's get…

  • Janet Yellen Lit the Fuse

    Published 21 December 2015 | viewed 0 times

    The prices of the metals were sagging. Silver was trading around $13.80. On Wednesday, Janet "Good News" Yellen said the magic words. The Federal Reserve…

  • A Free Market in Interest Rates

    Published 17 December 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Unless you're living under a rock, you know that we have an administered interest rate. This means that the bureaucrats at the Federal Reserve decide…

  • What Silver Rocket? Report

    Published 14 December 2015 | viewed 0 times

    "That [half a dollar of buying] frenzy was not stackers lining up to buy phyz. It was speculators buying paper. Why does that matter? Speculators,…

  • Silver Rocket Report

    Published 06 December 2015 | viewed 0 times

    The prices of the metals moved mostly sideways this week. That is, until Friday. Then foom! (Foom is the sound of a rocket taking off.)…

  • Will a GDP Futures Market Be Liquid?

    Published 30 November 2015 | viewed 0 times

    At the Cato Monetary Conference this week, Scott Sumner said he had a "modest" proposal, that there should be a highly liquid futures market in…

  • Another Look at The Gold Price Drop of 6 November

    Published 24 November 2015 | viewed 0 times

    The prevailing view in the gold community is that banks are speculators who bet on a falling price. To begin, they commit the casino faux-pas…

  • Is a 13 or 15 Handle Next for Silver?

    Published 23 November 2015 | viewed 0 times

    The price of gold dropped six bucks, and silver seven cents. Without much price action, let's look a few other angles to gain some perspective.…

  • How Do People Destroy Their Capital?

    Published 16 November 2015 | viewed 0 times

    I have written previously about the interest rate, which is falling under the planning of the Federal Reserve. The flip side of falling interest rates…

  • What's Different about Monetary Policy?

    Published 11 November 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Many people agree that it's important to move to a free market in money (i.e. the gold standard). They also say that it's just as…

  • Gold Price Drop of 6 Nov: Drilling Down

    Published 10 November 2015 | viewed 0 times

    The price of gold dropped abruptly Friday morning (Arizona time). How much of a drop? $10.30, as measured by the bid on the December future.…

  • A 14 Handle on Silver. Again

    Published 09 November 2015 | viewed 0 times

    What's the difference between the Supply and Demand Report 1 November and the Supply and Demand Report 8 November? Just a minor punctuation change. Last…

  • The Service Economy

    Published 29 October 2015 | viewed 0 times

    I have visited and spent weeks at a time in Europe. On this recent trip however, something clicked for me as I stared out my…

  • Hedging in the Gold Miners

    Published 20 October 2015 | viewed 0 times

    There are two ways to run a gold mining company. One respects the simple fact that it is producing money. It is not eager to…

  • And Then There Was None (Backwardation)

    Published 19 October 2015 | viewed 0 times

    The dollar dropped about half a milligram gold, and 50mg silver. But who wants to read about the universal currency falling, failing? Few people are…

  • The Decline and Fall of Silver Backwardation

    Published 11 October 2015 | viewed 0 times

    The gold price moved up $18. However, the silver price moved up 60 cents which is a much bigger percentage. The silver community is getting…

  • Larry Parks interviews Keith Weiner

    Published 08 October 2015 | viewed 0 times

    Some of the topics covered include: • What isn't the problem with the Fed and the dollar? • Forget about the spin, what is the…

  • Silver Price Spikes, But What Demand

    Published 04 October 2015 | viewed 0 times

    For a few frenzied minutes, while everyone was sleeping, the price of silver spiked 56 cents. Well, at least the West Coast of America was…

  • The Cotton Candy Market

    Published 28 September 2015 | viewed 0 times

    As I have discussed previously, if you borrow cash then it's not income. This is why no one in his right mind borrows to buy…