Gold


Today in History: President Nixon Closes the Gold Window

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center August 15, 2016   Today in History: President Nixon Closes the Gold Window       45 years ago today, on August 15, 1971, President Richard Nixon officially closed the gold window. While US citizens had been forbidden from owning gold or from redeeming their gold certificates for gold […]

Today in History: President Nixon Closes the Gold Window

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The Path to Fed-Exit

By Ron Paul Ron Paul Institute July 25, 2016   I recently proposed that the liberty movement capitalize on Brexit with “Fed-exit”: a campaign to “secede” from the Federal Reserve. Fed-exit could be accomplished with a few simple policy changes. Passing Audit the Fed is a good first step toward Fed-exit. Contrary to the Federal Reserve’s […]


Texan Plans to Build Gold Depository

By Ryan McMaken Mises.org May 17, 2016   Texan Plans to Build Gold Depository   Last year, we covered a story coming out of Texas in which the state government was planning to institute a state-controlled “gold depository” that would allow individuals to store their gold in a presumably safe place outside the United States banking […]

Texan Plans to Build Gold Depository

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Central Banks, Fiat Money, and Barter

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center April 12, 2016   Central Banks, Fiat Money, and Barter     There have been many monetary cranks over the course of the centuries who have thought that creating more money would benefit society, and have sought to do so by creating money backed by assets. John Law’s Mississippi […]


India’s Gold Monetization Scheme Continues to Falter

By Paul-Martin Foss Carl Menger Center April 7, 2016   India’s Gold Monetization Scheme Continues to Falter     Remember India’s gold monetization scheme, the one that tried to get Indian temples and other goldholders to turn over their gold to the government in exchange for regular interest payments? The scheme was so poorly constructed that […]

India’s Gold Monetization Scheme Continues to Falter

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As Central Bankers Confront Stagflation, Gold Shines More Brightly

By Daily Bell Staff The Daily Bell April 5, 2016   As Central Bankers Confront Stagflation, Gold Shines More Brightly     A Warning for Gold Bugs: This Rally Won’t Last … Gold prices surged 16.5% in the first quarter … Gold investors should enjoy the party while they can. –Wall Street Journal This small article […]


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Nomi Prins ~ My Financial Road Map For 2016

By Nomi Prins NomiPrins.com January 8, 2016   My Financial Road Map For 2016   Happy New Year to All! May 2016 bring peace to you and your loved ones. Over the holidays, I had the opportunity to stay away from airports and hike Runyon Canyon with my dogs. For those of you that have […]


Can the US Dollar Face Down the Chinese Yuan?

By James G. Rickards Mises.org December 1, 2015   Can the US Dollar Face Down the Chinese Yuan?   [Editor’s note: Yesterday the International Monetary Fund designated the Chinese yuan as one of the global currencies used to calculate the value of Special Drawing Rights. This event may portend a significant reordering of the world’s monetary […]

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There’s No Such Thing as Excessive Profits

By Robert P. Murphy Foundation for Economic Education October 23, 2015   There’s No Such Thing as Excessive Profits Problems with a “Fair Rate of Return”     If you want to do business in Venezuela, you will have to let the government do your bookkeeping to make sure you aren’t making too much. Venezuelan president Nicolás […]


The End of the World Has Already Begun

By Bill Bonner Bonner & Partners October 20, 2015   The End of the World Has Already Begun   FRANKFURT, Germany – Nothing much to report from the stock market yesterday. Investors are regaining their calm. A few weeks ago, it looked as though the end of the world had begun. We are talking, of […]

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How Keynes Almost Prevented the Keynesian Revolution

By Mark Tovey Mises.org August 17, 2015   How Keynes Almost Prevented the Keynesian Revolution   October 30, 1929. A brisk autumn’s day in Manhattan. The Savoy-Plaza Hotel’s thirty-three stories cast a long shadow over Central Park. At the base of the hotel a financier lies freshly fallen, motionless, while his last breath, wrenched from […]

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How Much Is Gold Really Worth?

By Bill Bonner Bonner & Partners August 12, 2015   How Much Is Gold Really Worth?     TIVOLI, New York – The Dow plummeted 211 points – or 1.2% – yesterday. The Shanghai Composite was flat. Gold rose $4 in New York… bringing it to $1,107. Is gold reasonably priced? Too high? Too low? […]


Financial Warfare, China and the Gold Market

By Bill Holter Global Research August 7, 2015   Financial Warfare, China and the Gold Market   Shock of all shocks, the IMF announced the Chinese yuan will not be admitted into the SDR until at least Sept. 2016. What exactly does this mean? I can tell you the gold community is so shell shocked […]

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