Author: Keith Weiner

Gold & Silver ETFs: The Fine Print

Gold & Silver ETFs: The Fine Print by Michelle Agner for Monetary-Metals These are exciting times for gold & silver ETFs. Bloomberg reported this week that metal-backed ETFs accumulated more than $50 billion of bullion this year. And Nasdaq shows that...

Silver Supply & Demand Still Strong at $29

Silver Supply & Demand Still Strong at $29 by Keith Weiner for Monetary-Metals And, *bam!* Just like that, silver sells for $29. It seems so simple, so obvious, so black-and-white. Seeing the price chart in recent weeks, you wouldn’t know that...

How Basel III Will Impact Gold-Using Businesses

How Basel III Will Impact Gold-Using Businesses by Pedro Dias de Souza for Monetary-Metals Last year, Monetary Metals’ CEO Keith Weiner wrote an article debunking the idea (popular at the time) that Basel III regulations would send gold’s price to the moon....

The Wealth Effect: Silver Edition

The Wealth Effect: Silver Edition by Keith Weiner for Monetary-Metals Silver has gone up a lot. In a post-interest world, one cannot earn much return by financing productive enterprise. Instead, people are forced to speculate on whatever asset bubble is inflating...

Silver Explodes—But Why?

Silver Explodes—But Why? by Keith Weiner for Monetary-Metals The silver market witnessed another explosive day! At midnight (in London), the price of the metal was $26.90. By 9pm, it had rocketed up to $28.95, a gain of 7.6%. This is not...

Inflating a Silver Bubble

Inflating a Silver Bubble by Keith Weiner for Monetary-Metals Recently, we’ve been publishing updates after days when the silver price has spiked up. Now, after Tuesday’s trading action, silver trades over $26. Its price moved up over two bucks (about...

Stay Away From Gold?!?

Stay Away From Gold?!? by Addison Quale for Monetary-Metals Forbes Senior Contributor Larry Light penned an opinion piece this week titled “Stay the Hell Away From Gold”. As you can imagine, he took a strong position on whether or not purchasing...

Silver Scarcifies

Silver Scarcifies by Keith Weiner for Monetary-Metals On 23 July, we said “Well, it’s complicated.” The action on 27 July was not.     Notice the big drop in basis starting around midnight (London time). It falls from over 7%...

About that Spike in the Silver Price

About that Spike in the Silver Price by Keith Weiner for Monetary-Metals The price of silver has just spiked up about $2.00—that’s about 10%. All the usual suspects have been calling for silver to skyrocket. With some amusement, we have been...

The Simon-Ehrlich Bet Did Not Settle the Question

The Simon-Ehrlich Bet Did Not Settle the Question by Keith Weiner for Monetary-Metals The bet between Julian Simon and Paul Ehrlich shows a fatal flaw in how most people think about inflation. Are you familiar with the bet? Ehrlich wrote a...

Defaults Are Coming plus Gold / Silver Report

Defaults Are Coming plus Gold / Silver Report by Keith Weiner for Monetary-Metals We are reading now about possible regulations for air travel. In brief: passengers might be forced to spend hours at the airport. Authorities will perform medical checks, including...

Growing Dollar Demand, Silver Weirdness

Growing Dollar Demand, Silver Weirdness by Keith Weiner for Monetary-Metals The Federal Reserve has become more aggressive again, after several years of acting docile. As you can see on this chart of the Fed’s balance sheet, it has very rapidly expanded...