Category Archives: Viewpoint

Editorials, commentary and education by a number of known and not-so-well-known writers.

Why Gold Isn’t $2,000/oz: the Propaganda Machine Speaks

Rebutting the anti-gold propaganda of the mainstream media can be an exhausting process. We see mound after mound of pseudo-analysis claiming that gold should be priced at $1,200/oz (USD), $1,000/oz, or even more ludicrous numbers to the down side. Countering … Continue reading

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Forgotten Anniversary: One Hundred Years of Legal Tender

NOTE: Below has been edited from an Address by Antal E. Fekete, Professor of Money and Banking, San Francisco School of Economics at a Fund-Raising Dinner for the benefit of the Ficino School, Auckland, New Zealand, October 28, 2009. ~ … Continue reading

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Bitcoin may be staging the biggest challenge yet to gold and silver

Is bitcoin knocking some of the shine off gold? Bitcoin’s break above $7,300 on Thursday comes as gold futures have made curious moves, mostly trading sideways, despite weakness in the currency that underpins it—the U.S. dollar—and a downturn in bond … Continue reading

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9 Bullish Arguments FOR Gold

Dr. Martin Murenbeeld, chief economist for Dundee Wealth Economics and one of the smartest gold minds around, outlines below his nine bullish arguments for gold. 1. Global fiscal and monetary reflation The world’s major economies have taken on extensive amounts … Continue reading

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Sound Money

An intriguing conversation with monetary scholar James Turk. Money. It’s the one thing that is never far from most people’s minds. We strive after it and fight over it. We can have enough, or too little, but never too much. … Continue reading

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This ancient city would still be among the wealthiest in the world today

In the year 440 BC, more than two decades into the reign of Pericles, an audit of treasury in Athens showed a massive surplus of more than 9700 “talents”. A talent was a common unit of measurement in the ancient … Continue reading

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Cryptocurrency house of cards collapse accelerates…

Five new Health Ranger podcasts school the deluded in economic reality The Bitcoin house of cards continues to collapse at an accelerating rate, now plunging from nearly $5000 to about $3200, wiping out more than $23 billion in “assets” that … Continue reading

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What is the Spot Gold Price?

When trading gold bullion, the price is usually governed by the “Spot Gold Price“. This is the explicit value at which an ounce of gold is selling for on the “over the counter” market at any given point in time. … Continue reading

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