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26 Oct

Head for the Hills

…and take all of the gold you can get your hands on! We have been seeing a lot of stories lately that make us think it is all over for the American dream.  Things going on that are so destructive we would not have believed them possible just a few years ago.   They are […]

22 Oct

Goodbye Middle Class, Hello Grim Economic Outlook

News you need to know about money and gold Today’s key stories have to do with how American workers and consumers are doing, and where global inflation is the highest. The wage statistics just released by the Social Security Administration show that the median wage for 2020 was just $34,612.04. That means 50 percent of all […]

21 Oct

Waiting for the Government to Stop Inflating?

Don’t Hold Your Breath! “One of the things that surprises citizens in Argentina or Turkey is that their populist governments always talk about the middle classes and helping the poor, yet inflation still soars, making everyone poorer.” -Daniel Lacalle So, if you are waiting for the government to stop inflating, you would be wise to […]

20 Oct

It’s Yesterday Once More!

What the 1970’s Stagflation Was Really Like! It was a few small, still voices at first.  Warning that the Federal Reserve was creating another stagflation decade like the 1970s.  It is not yet a chorus, but other voices are joining in, singing that old song: Just like before It’s yesterday once more. Stephen Roach, former […]

15 Oct

News Nuggets for Gold Investors

$100 OIL?  Markets Insider:  Brent crude, the global benchmark oil price, could surge above $100 per barrel for the first time since 2014, in the event of another cold winter, according to a note by Bank of America Friday…. Higher oil prices could spark inflation analysts led by Francisco Blanch said.  “Oil prices could spike […]

14 Oct

Stag+Flation

The Worst of Both Worlds! We have warned several times about the return of stagflation to the US, most recently in July.   (See The Mother of All Stagflationary Debt Crises!) But back then most people seemed to believe the Fed’s insistence that inflation itself was not much to worry about.  It was only a passing […]

11 Oct

Real Money for Free People

We want to give you a free signed copy! Skyrocketing prices, massive new spending programs, debt ceiling puppet shows, money printing, debt up the wazoo! How did we get here?  Where is all this headed?  You’ll find the answers to those questions and more in my new book REAL MONEY FOR FREE PEOPLE! It tells […]

08 Oct

Taking Inflation Seriously!

Watch out for 20% – 25% inflation over the next few years, says Wharton professor! Leading establishment economists are finally starting to take inflation seriously.  About time.  Especially since the Federal Reserve has conjured up $4 trillion out of thin air in just the last 18 months. And it’s pretty hard to deny that inflation […]

06 Oct

Trump Warns That Inflation Will “Ravage” the U.S.

President Trump has issued a stark warning for Americans to take rising inflation seriously. “It looks to me like inflation is going to ravage our country,” Trump said in an exclusive interview with Yahoo Finance. Trump pointed to surging oil prices, now at their highest level since 2014, as evidence of inflation’s return. “It’s very […]

01 Oct

Oh, That Inflation!

Inflation? What Inflation? Oh, That Inflation! Federal Reserve Board Chairman Jerome Powell is “frustrated.”   And no wonder.  He has no clue what is going on. Two of his central bank minions have suddenly resigned amid reports of activities that look like insider trading ducks, walk like an insider trading ducks, and quack like insider trading […]

01 Oct

Watch Silver Demand Grow

Thanks to vital applications in technology and consumer connectivity, expect industrial silver demand to grow ten percent over the next few years. That is according to the new report, “Silver and Global Connectivity,” published by the Silver Institute, a trade association.  From the report: “With the highest electrical conductivity of all metals, silver is a […]

30 Sep

Scandal at the Fed!

Is anyone surprised? Insider trading practices that are rightly being called scandalous have led to the resignations of the presidents of the Federal Reserve banks of Dallas and Boston.  But they are not among the greatest of the Federal Reserve’s scandals. Both Eric Rosengren, head of the Boston Fed, and Robert Kaplan head of the […]

24 Sep

Beware the Stock Market Bear!

Warnings about a steep stock market sell-off are piling up. Morgan Stanley is cautioning its clients about a plunge of more than 20 percent.  CNBC recently surveyed four hundred chief investment officers, equity strategists, portfolio managers and CNBC contributors who manage money. Seventy-six percent of the respondents said now is a time to be “very […]

24 Sep

There is a Lot of Financial Risk Wrapped Up in That Evergrande Burrito!

In China, local government officials are buckling up for what could be a bumpy ride in Evergrande Group’s insolvency. Evergrande is a Chinese real estate developer that, riding the country’s property bubble, has amassed $305 billion in outstanding debt that it is now unable to service.  A default of such a gargantuan borrower has the […]

21 Sep

More Big Brother

No wonder people seek the privacy of owning precious metals! This is an update to our commentary two weeks ago in which we described the Biden administration’s total financial surveillance as becoming quite serious. “Not only is Big Brother watching you,” we wrote, “he is also getting bigger every day. “ In its most recent […]

16 Sep

Wobbling Debt Structure

“The most insane accumulation of debt… ever imagined!” Total world debt is now approaching $300 trillion.  And it continues to grow at a breathtaking pace. The Institute of International Finance’s latest Global Debt Monitor reports that the world’s wobbly debt structure grew by $4.8 trillion in the second quarter of this year to total $296 […]

15 Sep
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Notes and Quotes for Gold Investors

Rising Prices, More Gov Borrowing, Illusory Growth, Inadequate Cost of Living Adjustments.  And So It Goes! “The last 50 years is the first time we’ve seen such a broad upswing in the global price level across multiple countries.” Jim Reid, Chief Credit Strategist, Deutsche Bank “A new CNN poll finds that 74% of U.S. adults […]

14 Sep

Social Insecurity

Gold or a Government Program that is Headed Towards Insolvency? What do you think is more reliable for your retirement?  Gold and silver, which are not dependent on politicians’ empty promises? Or the government’s Social Security program? If you answered Social Security, here are a couple of things you should consider. First, Social Security is […]

10 Sep

Is Inflation “Transient”?

Even Establishment Figures Aren’t Buying It! Producer prices in the month of July rose 0.7 percent.  Over the past 12 months, producer price have risen 8.3 percent.  The Federal Reserve’s insistence that the inflation we are experiencing is merely transient is cracking up on the reefs of widespread disbelief.  Even leading establishment economists find it […]

09 Sep

Biden’s Total Financial Surveillance

It’s starting to get serious! We have strongly urged our friends and clients to have some assets off the grid.  See here and here. It has always been the prudent thing to do.  But now it is becoming imperative! Reason Magazine reports: Imagine living in a world where every one of your non-cash financial transactions—a […]

08 Sep

How to Survive a Crack-Up Boom

Start with Gold and Silver! After witnessing the hyperinflation of the 1920s in Germany and Austria, the great free-market economist Ludwig von Mises coined an evocative term for the last stage of a currency breakdown. He called it the Crack-Up Boom.  In German, it is “Katastrophenhausse,” a catastrophe boom. US monetary policies ensure that something […]

03 Sep

Are You As Smart As a French Peasant?

It’s an old expression among people who understand gold: “Are you as smart as a French peasant?” Of course, it has its roots in the monetary history of the French who have suffered brutal monetary frauds and inflations, including both the Mississippi Bubble scheme and the Reign of Terror inflation.  The government’s attempt to enforce […]

02 Sep

Billionaire Roundup

Today we want to sample some billionaires’ views.  But not just any billionaires.  There is no reason to think billionaires are generally wiser or morally superior to other people.  Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg loom large among the billionaire class.  Their opinions about software marketing and social media respectively may be worthwhile.  But there is […]

01 Sep

Revealing Headlines!

Four headlines all in a row on the Drudge Report one day last week tell the whole story of US fiscal and monetary policy today.  It is an alarming line-up that will have informed people moving to profit and protect themselves with gold and silver now! INFLATION 30 YEAR HIGH… FED KEEPS PUMPING…STOCKS HIT MORE […]

27 Aug

A Wrecking Ball

…Coming Soon to an Economy Near You! Washington is a clown car full of geniuses who are now trying to remake the American economy.  From top to bottom.  And they are not even trying to conceal it. The New York Times, the house organ of the new socialist America, is explicit.  An 8/26/2021 story is […]

27 Aug

Toppling King Dollar: The Afghan Lesson

We have written many times about the impact on you – and on supercharging gold prices – as the dollar loses it privileged position as the world’s reserve currency.  See here, here, and here. But we have never stated the case quite a dramatically as was done by Erik Prince on Tucker Carlson’s show this […]

26 Aug

Prices Keep Heading Higher!

Less Bang for Your Buck Rapidly rising prices are hitting Americans hard.  A recent Fox News poll reveals that 83 percent of Americans are now “very” or “extremely” concerned about inflation.  That concern is not just theoretical.  Rising grocery prices are already causing financial hardship for 70 percent of voters.  29 percent say their families […]

20 Aug

What Ronald Regan Told Ron Paul About Gold!

You’ve got to love Ron Paul!  There simply hasn’t been a national political figure like him!  A couple of examples: When Dr. Paul was running for president, someone (probably an opposition candidate) discovered that some purportedly disreputable fellow had made a contribution to his campaign.  If you follow politics, you know the standard political playbook […]

19 Aug

Even More Gold News and Nuggets

Hi-Tech Billionaire’s Company Buys $50 million in Gold Bars! Concerned about a coming unexpected, high-impact event, “a black swan,” Palantir Technologies, a  software company co-founded by billionaire Peter Thiel, purchased $50.7 million in 100 ounce gold bars. Thiel is a forward-looking entrepreneur.  He was an early investor in Facebook and a co-founder of PayPal.  Palantir […]

18 Aug

Who Are These People?

How Different is 20 Years of Afghanistan from 13 Years of Quantitative Easing? WHO ARE THESE PEOPLE?  The Deep State geniuses behind our foreign and monetary policies? It was reported that just days before the 2003 invasion of Iraq, President Bush knew nothing about Sunnis and Shia.  “I thought Iraqis were all Moslems,” said the […]

14 Aug

When Gold and the Dollar Parted Ways, Part II

Looking for Part I? Click Here. It was a fateful decision fifty years ago today, one that spelled a slow unwinding of the US dollar’s value and undermined America’s unique financial position in the affairs of the world. That it has taken fifty years is a testament to the might that America’s free economy had […]

13 Aug

When Gold and the Dollar Parted Ways

50 Years Ago this Week! Gold moved out 50 years ago this week.   That is when the paper dollar moved front and center in the US economy on August 15, 1971.   Of course, Americans had paper dollars before that date.  But nobody assumed that some fancy linen stock, engraved scrollwork, and official signatures […]

12 Aug

Curious Notes for Gold Investors from our Notebook

Inflation, Anyone? The official inflation numbers for July continue to show persistently climbing consumer prices.  The Labor Department’s Consumer Price Index rose 0.5 percent in July.   For the twelve-month period, the CPI was up 5.4 percent.  The three-month annualized rate, after 0.6 percent increase in May, 0.9 percent increase in June, and July’s 0.5 […]

08 Aug

Thoughtful Observations About Inflation

“Dollar’s Purchasing Power Gets Zapped. And It’s Permanent!” Wolf Richter from WolfStreet.com point out that the Fed’s “transitory” inflation claim is a joke” “Inflation means that the dollar loses its purchasing power. It means that labor loses its purchasing power. In other words, people have to work more the maintain their standard of living. Or […]

07 Aug

The Big Flim-Flam!

The body of work of George C. Scott, who won an Oscar for his unforgettable portrayal of World War II General George Patton included films like Anatomy of a Murder and Dr. Strangelove.    Less well known is his starring role a few years before in a film called The Flim-Flam Man, a comedy about […]

05 Aug
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More Dollar Debt

The US national debt ceiling, suspended by Congress two years ago, kicked back in on July 31.  That left federal debt capped at the current $28.5 trillion level. The Treasury will employ a full suite of measures, moving money around and borrowing from account to account, to avoid default for now.  It can use accounting […]

30 Jul
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China Serious About Gold

China is still gobbling up much of the world’s gold.   China is the world’s largest gold producer, with more than twice the annual gold production of the US.  It is also the largest gold refiner. Much of China’s gold position is kept under wraps.  It reports its gold reserves occasionally but will go for […]

29 Jul
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The Only Asset that Holds Its Value

David Stockman shows up on the financial news shows a fair amount.  But I don’t remember any of them asking him about gold. Of course, they don’t.  That’s the mainstream media for you.  Mostly they practice a form of journalism you might describe as news reporting by government handouts.   But they should ask him […]

25 Jul

The Dollar’s ‘Sell By’ Date

“The dollar is doomed!”   So says bond market guru Jeffrey Gundlach. Well, of course, it is.   Throughout history thousands of paper currencies and have come and gone, all failures eventually.  It is the common fate of fiat money, money that is decreed to have value by the state, the king, the central bank, […]

23 Jul

Bubble Spotting

Three Financial Bubbles at Once is Playing with Fire! Jeremy Grantham has appeared in these comments several times over the years.  He is a co-founder and chief investment strategist of Grantham, Mayo, & van Otterloo (GMO), a Boston-based investment firm with some $62 billion under management. Much of Grantham’s reputation and success rests on his […]

22 Jul

Transitory

The Fed insists inflation is transitory.   But what does that mean?  Well, it does not really say.   Month after month now inflation has been running hotter than expected.  Some of our friends and clients may remember Fed chairman Powell’s telling a Senate committee in February that inflation would not be a problem. But […]

16 Jul

Has the Fed Gone Too Far? (Part II)

“Money is gold, nothing else.” – JP Morgan In our last post we called your attention to a PBS Frontline documentary called “The Power of the Fed” that premiered on Tuesday, 7/13/2021.   We had no expectation that the program would provide a satisfactory critique of the Federal Reserve’s destructive activities.  For example, we did […]

15 Jul

Brace Yourself!

The Inflation Outlook “Invest in inflation,” advised Will Rogers.  “It’s the only thing that’s going up!” That advice has never been better.  One of the great scandals of American monetary policy is the extremes the authorities have gone to in an effort to conceal the speed with which the money is losing value.   When […]

15 Jul

Has the Fed Gone Too Far? (Part I)

Is Surging Inflation the Last Straw? We have been champions of common-sense Constitutional policies for a very long time: sound money, limited government, responsible budgets.    Along the way, we have often felt lonely pointing to the Federal Reserve’s role in enabling the opposite: fraudulent, unreliable money, gargantuan government, and uncontrolled spending.  For a brief […]

11 Jul

The Beltway’s Financial Crimes!

Decades of Skyrocketing Debt and Slowing Growth! We read today that well-positioned Washington lobbyists say that Biden’s tax hikes are dead.  We hope our friends and clients know us well enough to know that we are no friends of tax hikes.   Even so, we note that when revenue targets will not be hit, spending […]

09 Jul
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Central Banks Adding More Gold

“Long term, gold is the most significant guardian and guarantor of protection against inflationary and other forms of financial risks.” We have said that sort of thing many times.  But this time it is a quote from a European government.  The more we hear foreign heads of state and central bankers talking like this, the […]

07 Jul

The Mother of All Stagflationary Debt Crises

“Stagflation” is one of those made-up words.  Like “rockumentary,” a documentary about rock music, or “brunch,” combining breakfast and lunch.  Stagflation describes an economic malady so well that it has become widely used for a period of weak or stagnant economic growth accompanied by inflation. The 1970s are often referred to as the stagflation decade, […]

04 Jul

Independence Day

As we celebrate America, our independence, and the birth of our Republic, remember that the Founders specifically wrote into the Constitution itself a gold and silver based monetary system for the new nation. First of all, they gave the Congress the power to coin money. From Article I, Section 8, “Congress shall have Power…to coin […]

02 Jul

What America’s Founders Said About Gold

Meditations on Money for the Fourth of July Today’s governing classes have abandoned the Founders’ intent to erect the new Republic on the sound monetary basis of gold and silver.  The result has been an ever-growing polarization of wealth, an endless gusher of paper money, and a mountain of unpayable national debt Here is a […]

01 Jul

The 2021 Halftime Report

The Year Inflation Returned! 2021 is half over, so with this post we look at where we are heading into the second half of what we can call the year of inflation’s return. We suspect that our technically oriented readers will find it significant that gold bounced off lows around $1,678 twice this year, in […]

25 Jun

I See Inflation

“In Every Single Aspect of Life, I See Inflation” It is everywhere he looks.  Inflation, that is. We have written about Kyle Bass before.  The last time was just two weeks ago.  The official Consumer Price Index reports that prices have risen five percent over the past 12 months. But Bass says the actual inflation […]

24 Jun
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Even More Gold News and Nuggets

What Are Investors Most Afraid Of? A new survey from Deutsche Bank has the answer.  Not surprisingly, the Federal Reserve figures in two out of three of their biggest worries. First on the list is inflation.  Thank the Fed for that. Second on the list is a new COVID variant.   Third is fear of […]

22 Jun

The Follow Up File

Things We Think Our Friends and Clients Should Know In news that is important for gold and silver investors, we reported in March about an FBI raid on a private storage vault company in Beverly Hills.  While the indictments were against the vault company itself, and there were no allegations against the company’s clients, the […]

20 Jun

Shelter from the Storm

Having acknowledged in our last post (Fake Money, Fake News) our gratitude to the Fed for providing us a chance to acquire gold and silver at lower prices, in this post we would like to shed a little more light on the forces behind the current price drop. Let us start with the Fed’s policy […]

18 Jun

Fake Money, Fake News!

The Federal Reserve has faked out the gold market with fake news… and provided us all a chance to buy gold at bargain prices! It seems funny to thank the Fed for anything, after the damage it has done to the US economy and the dollar all these years.  But whatever the reason, we are […]

16 Jun

Getting the Financial Truth

Gold Never Lies! If you are putting money in the bank, you are probably taking a real beating.   “People who have money in the bank, in their savings, are losing 5 to 12 percent of their purchasing power annually.”  So says investment guru Kyle Bass.  He’s one of the guys who saw what was […]

11 Jun

Basic Math

The Real Rate of Return If the teacher called you to the chalkboard to do some basic math, you might be asked to solve a problem about the real rate of return. Here is the story problem.  The interest rate on US ten-year treasuries (as we write this post) is 1.46 percent.  Meanwhile prices are […]

10 Jun

Consumer Prices Hot Again

“..that our Keynesian central bankers think inflation is good for everyday Americans and therefore relentlessly strive to generate more of it is one of the great follies of the present era.“  -David Stockman A lot of mainstream financial journalist could have taken some time off.  (In fact, we think the public would be better informed […]

10 Jun

US Debt: Already Impossible and Headed Higher

Have you noticed that nobody much is talking about the US debt these days?  We scour the news and especially the financial media pretty carefully and it seems that most are hauntingly silent about the debt these days.   It is a little bit like the Sherlock Holmes story about the dog that didn’t bark.  […]

06 Jun

This is How Inflation Works

This is how inflation works:  some persons get more purchasing power; some others get less.  An examination of today’s wealth disparity growth in America makes clear that those who get more are the already wealthy.  Those who get less are not. Social Security beneficiaries are an example of how this works.  The cost of living […]

01 Jun

Hidden Price Increases!

Are you ready for the “Incredible Shrinking Candy Bar”? As inflation runs hot and destroys the purchasing power of the currency, product manufacturers and markets find inventive ways to conceal price increases.  The most common means of hiding price increases is by reducing the size of the packages you are used to buying.  For example, […]

28 May

The Biden Budget Blowout!

The White House has released President Biden’s budget for his first full fiscal year.  FY2022 begins on October 1, 2022 and runs through September 30, 2023. You will note the budget was released on Friday ahead of the long Memorial Day holiday weekend, a strategy to keep publicity and scrutiny to a minimum. Federal debt […]

28 May

Informed Clients

We go to great lengths at Republic Monetary Exchange to make sure our friends and clients are well-informed about financial and monetary affairs. The truth is the more people learn about the short fuse burning on the US debt bomb and the unhinged policies of the Deep State Money Manipulators, the more they understand the […]

25 May
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The National Debt Calamity

The United States will spend over $300 billion on interest expense this fiscal year.  And that is with record low interest rates. That represents nine percent of all federal tax revenue.  It is about $2,400 per household. Those are just a few of the troubling details from a new report from the Committee for a […]

21 May

Analyst Predicts “Extraordinary” Silver Move

The bullish fundamentals for silver are very much intact.  Just the other day The Silver Institute, a Washington-based trade association, reported that silver demand for printed and flexible electronics is forecast to increase from 48 million ounces this year to 74 million ounces in 2030.  That is a 54 percent increase.   The Institute describes […]

21 May

Inflation: The Cause and the Cure

Because we are in the business of helping people protect themselves and their wealth, we have written often about the consequences of inflation: the destruction of the purchasing power of the currency.   Long experience shows that owning gold and silver are the best means of personal protection from currency destruction. Digital money printing by […]

18 May

Big Government and Big Inflation

Ron Paul has something to say about both April’s big jumps in prices are not going to mean changes in the Federal Reserve’s near-zero interest rate policies, according to gold expert and former Congressman Ron Paul. The Consumer Price Index rose 0.8 percent in April.  Over the last 12 months, the CPI is up 4.2 […]

14 May

Now that Inflation is Here…

A New York Times headline the other day read, “Inflation Is Here. What Now?”   It is almost funny the lengths the writer went to in order to avoid talking about the Federal Reserve’s massive money-printing experiments. We even word-searched the article to make sure we did not miss it.  He came closest to saying […]

13 May

Raging Inflation

Pay No Attention to the Mainstream Media!  By now you probably know that price inflation is running hot. The government’s Consumer Price Index rose 0.8 percent in April.  Over the last 12 months it is up 4.2 percent.   For the three-month period February-March-April, consumer prices are up 7.0 percent.  And climbing. Wholesale prices rose […]

12 May

The Fed’s “Raging Mania”

“It’s time for a change” in Fed policy.   So said legendary hedge fund manager Stanley Druckenmiller in a Wall Street Journal editorial the other day. We first dropped Druckenmiller’s name in this space over a year ago in a piece about Wall Street’s big money players who were buying gold.   We have identified […]

07 May

Gold and Silver Current News Rundown

Three news stories that gold and silver investors need to know about! 1. Gold and Silver Prices Break Out! Precious metals have made their biggest weekly gains of this year, with the gold price moving decisively back over $1,800.  Gold closed Friday (5/7) (CME) at $1,831.  That’s up from the March low of $1,673, and […]

06 May

Hyperinflation, Anyone?

Just a short message today to let you know that in establishment financial circles the term “hyperinflation” has popped up.   In a post last week, Temporary Inflation, we pointed out that — unable to deny that prices are rising throughout the economy – the Fed and the Biden administration have begun using the talking […]

30 Apr

Six Trillion Dollars

That is what President Biden has spent or intends to spend to get a long-term lease on the White House and the Capitol. Add it up yourself.  First there was $1.9 trillion in “stimmy” spending. Then he followed up with his $2.3 trillion “infrastructure” boondoggles bill. And then he announced the $1.8 trillion “families” initiative. […]

30 Apr

Temporary Inflation

The Federal Reserve Board held its regular two-day monetary policy meeting this week (4/27-28), after which it issued its regular post-meeting statement: “Inflation has risen,” it read, “largely reflecting transitory factors.” Transitory?  Where have we heard that before? The Fed has created $3.6 trillion out of thin air since the January 2020.  All that money […]

28 Apr

Inflation is Here

Earlier this year we wrote in this space that if you visit the grocery store and discover food prices seem to be rising, contact a Republic Monetary Exchange professional right away and take steps to protect yourself with gold and silver.   Because the value of the dollar is going down. Now the news is […]

26 Apr

Gold News and Nuggets: April 2021

INFLATION EXPERT SEES “MUCH MORE” HEADED OUR WAY! “It’s as clear as the nose on your face!”   That’s what Steve Hanke says about the inflation headed out way.  Hanke is a leading inflation expert, an economics professor at the Johns Hopkins University and the director of the Troubled Currencies Project at the Cato Institute. […]

23 Apr

They Bought Their Freedom with Gold

Maybe there is something to the idea of a national memory, the experiences of a people or a country that affect its outlook for a generation or more. Certainly, the Great Depression had a lasting impact on its own generation, and perhaps own their offspring who heard about the travails of those years so many […]

22 Apr

Sketchy Government Accounting

As we write this commentary, the Treasury Department reports that the US national debt is $28.168 trillion.   That’s a lot of wampum! A year ago, it was $24.461 trillion. A year earlier, in April 2019, in was $22.027 trillion.   The debt has been growing fast, up by more than $6 trillion in two […]

16 Apr

Gold: Behind the Curtain

The are some big things going on with gold.  Largely unnoticed developments that we would like our friends and clients to know about. We have many times, and in many ways, explained that nations that are net acquirers of gold see their influence rise in the affairs of mankind rise.  Those that are dishoarders decline […]

15 Apr

Inflation Roundup

Between the (wholesale) Producer Price Index and the (retail) Consumer Price Index, inflation is the word of the day! With the Federal Reserve printing trillions of dollars, most of which has long been levitating the stock market and now the housing market once again, it is evitable that it would also spill over into wholesale […]

12 Apr

The Market News You Need to Know

Today’s key stories have to do with foreign nations aggressively adding to their gold holdings, while both the deficit and inflation are rising in the United States. HUNGARY TRIPLES ITS GOLD RESERVES! Hungary has added gold reserves at a record rate, tripling its central bank holdings in less than three years. From the Magyar Nemzeti […]

09 Apr

More on the Silver Shortage Situation

The reality on the ground for silver can be expressed in one word:  shortages. The price of real, physical silver remains disconnected from the “spot,” or paper benchmark prices.   It is a little like the old Soviet Union, where the posted prices in stores might have been low, but the shelves were all empty! […]

08 Apr

When the Government Criminalized Gold Ownership

I, Franklin D. Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, do declare that said national emergency still continues to exist and pursuant to said section do hereby prohibit the hoarding of gold coin, gold bullion, and gold certificates within the continental United States by individuals, partnerships, associations and corporations…. Whoever willfully violates any provision […]

03 Apr

The Eroding International Dollar

A Key Reason to Own Gold! The US dollar’s share of global currency reserves continues to fall. One financial blogger headlines the story with this question: “Central banks getting nervous about the Fed’s drunken Money Printing and the US Government’s gigantic debt?”  (WolfStreet.com) Of course, they are getting nervous.   The dollar’s share of global […]

02 Apr

Biden Goes for Broke

Biden intends to send federal spending to levels not seen since World War II. He is doing so at a time that federal debt is already about 129 percent of gross domestic product. Biden announced the $2.3 trillion dollar plan last Wednesday.  It is described as providing funding for bridges and roads, expanding access to […]

28 Mar

US Mint Can’t Meet Demand for Gold and Silver

Republic Monetary Exchange Continues to Provide Immediate Delivery! The US Mint has been unable to meet strong demand for US gold and silver Eagle coins this year. Numismatic News has learned that the US Mint has not been able to acquire enough gold and silver bullion at the widely quoted benchmark spot or “paper” gold […]

25 Mar

Things Just Got Much Worse for the Global Dollar

Mark this moment as one when the fate of the global currency reserve dollar took a turn for the worse.  The Washington foreign policy establishment just drove its most important adversaries into a marriage of convenience with one another, binding them together in a defensive union against US global hegemony and hastening the end of […]

25 Mar

The Inflation Chickens are Coming Home to Roost

Big Changes are Coming to America “The best way to destroy the capitalist system is to debauch the currency.” Attributed to Lenin by J.M Keynes Now that the currency is being debauched, get ready for the reshaping of America!   From the New York Times:   “[President Biden’s} advisers are preparing a set of proposals […]

23 Mar

This is “Bad Stuff” Says Steve Forbes

“Tighten your seat belt!” That is the advice from publisher and one-time presidential contender Steve Forbes.  H is the editor-in-chief of the business magazine Forbes. “This is bad stuff, this massive printing of money,” says Forbes.   Forbes has always understood that gold needs to have a place in the monetary system.  Otherwise, the politicians […]

20 Mar

Move Over COVID, Here Comes Inflation

A majority of money managers in a recent survey say the coronavirus is no longer their number one concern.  Now they have something else to worry about:  inflation! It will be a relief to have COVID-19 off our minds.  But the inflation coming our way is a world-class wealth destroyer in its own right. A […]

18 Mar
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Where Does the World Turn to as it “De-Dollarizes?”

Hint:  It is a precious metal, gold in color, one that been honest money for thousands of years.   Hmmm… America’s European allies are fed up with being pushed around by Washington politicians. We have been telling you that for years, but now even the New York Times has noticed. De-dollarization is on display as central […]

14 Mar

Interest(ing) Facts

Why US dollar debt is beyond control! Thomas Jefferson declared that public debt is “the greatest danger to be feared.”  “I place economy among the first and most important republican virtues,” he declared. Perhaps Jefferson’s strongest admonition on the issue came in these wise words:  “We must not let our rulers load us with perpetual […]

12 Mar

$30 Trillion, Here We Come!

There is a lot of backslapping going on in the White House and on at least one side of the aisles in the House and Senate with the passing of President Biden’s $1.9 trillion “stimulus” bill. There was more than backslapping on one of the cable news channel’s coverage of the bill’s passage.  They added […]

10 Mar
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Ron Paul: “Two Things You Need to Do”

There are two things you need to do:  Protect yourself from the coming crisis.  And help end the Fed and get the government under control. That is the advice from former congressman and presidential candidate Ron Paul. It will be a long time before anybody in congress knows as much about money and markets as […]

05 Mar

Money Pump!

 The Wall Street Journal headline said it all: “Powell Confirms Fed to Maintain Easy-Money Policies.” The Drudge Report headline said the same thing, “Fed Vows More Pump as Inflation Fears Take Hold,” but it added a picture of Monopoly money.  Nice touch. “We expect that as the economy reopens and hopefully picks up, we will […]

04 Mar

Watch Out for the Wealth Tax!

“If the wealth tax passes, go out and buy yourself some gold because people are going to rush to find ways of hiding their wealth.” That’s the advice form Leon Coopeman,  It doesn’t matter to him that much if the government takes away rich people’s money, because he already has plans to give his fortune […]

04 Mar

The Fed Has Painted Itself Into a Corner

The Fed really has America’s monetary situation screwed up.   Badly. The last three Fed chairmen have printed money to beat the band:  Bernanke, Yellen, and Powell. They have done the work of three men:  Larry, Moe, and Curly. The Fed itself and the lapdog financial press call what the Fed has done under this […]

26 Feb

The Fed Heads to a Crypto Dollar

Do you have assets that are off the grid? Developing a digital currency is a “high priority project for us,” Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell told congress last week. “We are committed to solving the technology problems, and consulting very broadly with the public and very transparently with all interested constituencies as to whether we […]

25 Feb

The Money Boom

Here is an illustration from a Wall Street Journal opinion piece by John Greenwood and Steve H. Hanke (2/21/21) called “The Money Boom Is Already Here.” It shows Washington pumping a lot of money into the canyons of Wall Street.  The sub-headline reads, “Since February 2020, the M2 supply has increased 26%—the largest one-year jump […]

24 Feb

Is the Dollar the New Big Short?

Michael Burry, made famous in the movie about the bursting of the mortgage bubble The Big Short, has gone on a tweetstorm warning about looming US inflation. Burry, who was played by Christian Bale in the movie, made himself and the investors in his fund hundreds of millions of dollars by shorting mortgage credit instruments.  […]

21 Feb

A Gift for Investors

Gold on sale, just as inflation returns! It is like a gift from the gods, a smile and a nod from the fates, or maybe just a fortunate coincidence.  Whatever you call it, gold is on sale at the least likely time – just when inflation is starting to rear its ugly head. Let us […]

19 Feb

Real Silver

If there was not a problem with paper money, there would be no reason to own gold and silver. If paper money was as good as gold and silver, then all the paper currencies that have failed throughout history would still be around.   Still around like gold and silver. Once again, we are experiencing […]

17 Feb

Food Inflation

Q:  What’s that on the horizon? A:  It sure looks like consumer price inflation.  But go to the grocery store and have a look for yourself. Here is the lead paragraph from a Bloomberg News story this week (2/16): “There are signs that the food inflation that’s gripped the world over the past year, raising […]

13 Feb

The Silver Institute: “Silver Headed Higher”

Forecasting higher demand, The Silver Institute, a trade association, says the outlook for silver in 2021 is “bright.” “The outlook for the silver price in 2021 remains exceptionally encouraging, with the annual average price projected to rise by 46 percent to a seven-year high of $30.00,” according to the Institute’s just released analysis. Silver’s average […]

13 Feb

When the Government Pays for Everything…

…Gold Goes Up! We have been asking our friends and clients recently if they have invested for the Biden presidency.  In our new radio commercials, we point out that Biden and his supporters want the government to pay for everything. Everything! Now, we don’t want you to think we are exaggerating, so here’s the latest:  […]

09 Feb

Gold Will Always Win in the End

The Labor Department reported Wednesday (2/10) that in the 12 months through January the Consumer Price Index rose 1.4 percent.  For the month of January, the CPI was up 0.3 percent. The mainstream media, whose personnel do not really know much about these things, chose to report this as news that inflation was “benign.”  We […]

07 Feb

Did You Know?

Did you know… That there have been no discoveries with more than two million ounces of minable gold since 2017?  That while the rate of growth changes along the way, Russia and China have been aggressively increasing their central bank gold holdings for years?  Russia’s central bank holds 2,299  tons of gold, China holds 1,948 […]

05 Feb

U.S. Mint Struggling To Meet Demand for Gold and Silver Coins

Republic Monetary Exchange “Best Practices” Mean Immediate Delivery! A Reuters news story sums it all up this way: “The United States Mint said on Tuesday (2/2/21) it was unable to meet surging demand for its gold and silver bullion coins in 2020 and through January, due partly to pandemic-driven demand and plant capacity issues.” As […]

02 Feb

Inflation in the Banana Republics

“At some point someone is going to make the obvious observation, which is that income inequality, which is making our country unstable, is being driven from one main source.  And that is the Federal Reserve, which is shoveling money to Wall Street, excluding most people from that payoff, and hurting a lot of people like […]

31 Jan

Talk About Wealth Preservation, Part 2

In our last commentary, Talk About Wealth Preservation!  Part I, we made the point that wealth preservation, even for a single century, cannot be trusted to paper currency.  On the contrary, paper money’s track record for preserving value is beyond dismal.  Gold’s performance is superior.   Gold stands the test of time. Perhaps someone will […]

28 Jan

Talk About Wealth Preservation, Part 1

Suppose a hundred years ago some far-sighted benefactor, someone a few generations back, wanted to leave some wealth for their descendants – including you.  Would you be better off if they left you $10,000 cash in bills or $10,000 in gold? A hundred years ago American money was gold. Americans commonly carried and conducted commerce […]

26 Jan

The Road to Financial Perdition

“We’re in the throes of the greatest monetary inflation in U.S. history. Things have come home to roost – we just haven’t realized it yet. Fed liquidity is masking deep structural impairment, while Trillions necessary to stabilize a fragile Bubble Economy only push the runaway financial Bubble to more precarious extremes.” Doug Noland, Credit Bubble […]

24 Jan

Buy Silver Now!

Is Silver the New Oil? Silver was up 48 percent last year.   Now leading refineries and banks in Switzerland are telling their clients to expect even greater silver price increases by the end of 2021. Perhaps they are expecting four years of the most financially irresponsible administration in US history. That is just one […]

23 Jan
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The “Doom-Loopers” Take Over Washington

Poor Joe Biden.  Democrats in control of both Houses of Congress.  Janet Yellen at the Treasury Department.  Jerome Powell at the head of the Federal Reserve. Biden has a retinue of “doom-loopers”.  And he doesn’t even know it.   Doom-looper Yellen testified at her confirmation hearing this week (1/19) that low-interest rates make Biden’s big […]

20 Jan

Big, Bigger, Biggest

Ready for the New Breed of Spenders? Washington has seen its share of big spenders.  Bush and Obama were among them.  Trump was an even bigger spender.   But now, Washington is home to the biggest spenders of them all. Even before Biden’s inauguration, his Treasury secretary nominee appeared before the Senate for confirmation.  Janet […]

16 Jan

Mid-January Investor News Round-Up

In times of crisis, informed people turn to gold and silver.   This is such a time.  It is a classic descent into chaos.    Today we’d like to share a few news stories.  None of them take much reading between the lines, so we will be sparse in our comments. The first one is […]

15 Jan

Inflation Raises Its Ugly Head

Did the authorities really think they could throw $3 trillion more into the US monetary mix without causing price increases? No, they didn’t think that.  Mostly they didn’t think at all.  They just did it.  And because they are preparing to do even more of the same, you can expect 2021 to be the year […]

13 Jan
Gold Bull Market Coming

The Rush to Gold Will Be a Global Phenomenon

So far, the gold and silver bull market that began by our reckoning in August 2018 has been fairly typical.    Don’t misunderstand!  We’re saying it has been typical for a powerful bull market!  The move so far has been most impressive.  Gold is up almost $700 an ounce since the bull started running.  In […]

10 Jan
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The Diving Dollar

Have you seen what has been going on with the US Dollar?  It looks like it is diving off a cliff.  Here is a one-year chart of the US Dollar Index.  You can see the appearance of the COVID-19 shutdown early in 2020 and the confusion in the currency markets.  The dollar fell, bounced back […]