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18 Sep

Sometimes it Smacks You Right in the Face!

We’re talking about the breakdown of American prosperity! We do things no normal person would want to do, all as part of our pledge to keep you up to speed on the dollar, the Fed, the economy, gold, and silver. We follow money supply and Fed asset numbers closely and listen carefully to Fed officials […]

18 Sep

Another Government Shutdown? (Here We Go Again)

Own gold and silver in times of governmental failure! Looks like we’re headed for another government shutdown.   Congress has until September 30, which is the end of the 2023 fiscal year, to agree on a budget and avoid another shutdown. Nine out of 10 Americans, according to a Peterson Foundation survey, want Congress to […]

18 Sep

Oil and Gold: Remembrance of Things Past

None of our clients or friends will be surprised to learn that price inflation in August took its biggest jump in over a year.   The Wall Street Journal: We warned that inflation was about to tick up, writing last month:  Gasoline prices have been climbing in August.  That will show up in the next […]

10 Sep

Somebody in Washington Finally Noticed the Deficit

But of course, by the time Washington notices, it’s waaaaay too late! This one took us by surprise.   Not the fact that we’re headed to a crisis, but that The Wahington Post, the house organ of the Deep State, noticed that the deficit is exploding!   How could they say such a thing?  After […]

10 Sep

Banks Are in More Trouble Than We Thought

It’s bad.  Very bad.  When it hits the fan, gold will be there, as it always has! We know what happened to a handful of big banks earlier this year.  Banks like Signature and Silicon Valley suddenly were forced to realize their unrealized losses.  And that was the end of the road for them. As […]

10 Sep

Interest Rates Squeeze Washington

Buy gold before the next gusher of Fed funny money! The US government deficit has exploded! What’s up?  The Wall Street Journal cites a deadly conjunction of two things at once: “: a steep drop in tax revenue related to capital gains” and at the same time “an increase in interest payments on old debt.” […]

01 Sep

Don’t Worry! The Fed Will Fix Everything!

(They Just Haven’t Started Yet 🤷‍♂️) ‘Yeah, I think the Fed’s record on these things is wonderful. It’s almost guaranteed to be wrong.’  Jeremy Grantham, Co-Founder, GMO Let’s start with this CNBC headline: 61% OF AMERICANS ARE LIVING PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK — INFLATION IS STILL SQUEEZING BUDGETS After cluelessly denying the severity of inflation as […]

01 Sep

History Rhymes

Take a look at this!  You’ll want to own more gold! Larry Summers, Former Director of the National Economic Council, tweeted (or X’ed) this chart the other day, noting the similarity between price inflation’s rise and slowdown and rise again in the 1970s and today’s chart. “It is sobering,” he says, “to recall that the […]

01 Sep

The Mountain of Debt

Why they’ll have to crank up the money printing! The mountain of debt is not just big.  It is ridiculously large!  Unpayably huge!   It is unpayable unless the authorities inflate the currency to near worthlessness.  Unfortunately, that seems to be the preferred alternative for central banks that find themselves in a debt squeeze like […]

28 Aug

Trouble Hiding in Plain Sight!

“Unprecedented” deficits!; “Crisis-size deficits!” Here’s the lead of an August 24 Bloomberg News story: US Budget Deficits Are Exploding Like Never Before The outlook for the federal budget right now is essentially unprecedented—crisis-size deficits as far as the eye can see, even though the economy appears to be in good health. That prospect is making […]

28 Aug

Two Forces Driving De-Dollarization…

And that should be driving you to gold and silver! The world isn’t looking skeptically at the US dollar because it doesn’t like green.  That would not be enough to drive de-dollarization.  Nobody cares what color the money is as long as it functions adequately. Nor is de-dollarization driven merely because the world is eager […]

28 Aug

More Banks on the Edge!

Gee, you don’t suppose it would be a good idea to take money out of the bank and put it into gold? Banks aren’t getting any safer!  More are getting creditworthiness downgrades; more are being put on troubled bank watch lists. It was only a couple of weeks ago that we shared the news that […]

21 Aug

The Big Short

In Stocks? Watch Out Below! They’re lining up to warn you about the stock market!  Here’s a quick rundown: Jeremy Grantham is as close to a bubble expert as there is on Wall Street.  His bubble calls are the stuff of legend.  And he says the US stock market is about to pop just like […]

21 Aug

When They Run Out of Cash

Just a reminder to own gold and silver in times like these! The sign in the bank window reads, “Due to emergency conditions and to accommodate all customers, today’s daily cash withdrawal limit is $1,000.00” Here’s a similar sign from a British bank.  It is notifying depositors that it may want to know why they […]

19 Aug

Robert Kiyosaki’s Warning Grows Louder!

Rich Dad Poor Dad author:  “America is broke!” You don’t have to spend much time with Robert Kiyosaki, the author of the bestselling financial advice book of all time, Rich Dad Poor Dad, to be convinced that you should own gold and silver. Now Kiyosaki’s warnings are growing louder!   “Brace for a crash landing,” […]

07 Aug

Something’s Got to Give

On a collision course with fiscal reality! We’ve taken the title of today’s commentary, Somethings Got to Give!, from David Stockman’s recent newsletter. Stockman, director of the US budget under President Reagan, concludes that “Washington is asking for a thundering collision.” We couldn’t agree more.  Most of the letter is about the Biden team depleting […]

07 Aug

Rich Dad on Shocking US Debt Downgrade

Robert Kiyosaki says Mom and Pop are in trouble! Our friend Robert Kiyosaki warned about it, and now US sovereign debt has been downgraded by another one of the big three credit rating agencies.   In a major development, Fitch cut the US AAA credit rating last week.  And this is just the first shoe […]

03 Aug

America’s Debt Gets Downgraded

Bad news for the U.S., good news for gold In a major reassessment of US creditworthiness, Fitch, one of the leading credit rating agencies has downgraded the U.S. credit rating from AAA to AA+.  Fitch based its downgrade on “expected fiscal deterioration over the next three years, and a high and growing general government debt […]

31 Jul

Where to Store Gold and Silver

We are frequently asked by our clients where they should store their gold and silver. It should go without saying that you will want to store your precious metals where you can get your hands on them in a crisis.  Imagine that you have been wise enough to invest in precious metals before a banking […]

30 Jul

Honest Currencies Last; Fake Currencies Fail

This is an excerpt from Jim Clark’s important book REAL MONEY FOR FREE PEOPLE… This selection is especially relevant for these times, with recent bank failures and ongoing solvency concerns. Because the book describes the entire American gold story in a clear and easy-to-understand way, and because it is information you need for the challenging […]

29 Jul


Shrinkflation is everywhere these days.  That’s when retailers try to disguise price inflation by shrinking the package sizes instead of hiking the price. One of our friends mentioned that his toothpaste tube used to be 8.2 ounces.  Now it is 5.2 ounces instead.  Of course, the new smaller tube brags that it is new and […]

16 Jul

Nations Bring Home Their Gold

Trust in Global Financial Order Continues to Erode With the specter of the Cold War hanging over Europe, countries like Germany that might have been caught in the crossfire choose to leave their national gold reserves in safer places like the Bank of England in London and the US with the Federal Reserve in New […]

15 Jul

Gold Treasure Discovered in Corn Field!

Civil War Era Stash Includes Rare $20 Gold Liberties! They are calling it “The Great Kentucky Hoard!” A Kentucky man whose name has not yet been revealed is suddenly very rich, thanks to the discovery of a lifetime.  While digging in his cornfield, he uncovered a stash of Civil War-era gold coins. The stash consisted […]

15 Jul

China and India Are Gold Super Consumers!

The Two Countries Make Up Nearly Half of the World’s Gold Demand! The gold rush is on.  If you don’t see it, it is because it is taking place in Asia.    India and China together are gobbling up the world’s gold.   The two nations are responsible for half of the world’s total gold […]

10 Jul

Large Banks are Bleeding Deposits!

The largest 25 US banks have lost a whopping 7.88 percent of their deposits since April 2022. More than $920 billion has left the big banks in a little over a year. Wall Street on Parade reports that the flight from US banks is not quite what has been described by much of the national […]

10 Jul

Banking Crisis? What Banking Crisis?

With big banks tumbling last March – First Republic Bank, Silicon Valley Bank, Signature Bank, and Credit Suisse – people were lining up to get their money out of banks.  Many of them, foreseeing more financial and monetary stress ahead – turned to gold and silver. It turns out, as they suspected, that like a […]

10 Jul

China Prepares to Take Taiwan!

Are we headed to “a very dark place?”  Be ready! “It is clear as day that Xi Jinping is planning to move militaristically over Taiwan. We’re hoping it doesn’t happen. History is rhyming right now. I think we’re heading to a very dark place,” said Kyle Bass just days ago on CNBC. Bass is the […]

03 Jul

Silver Demand Outpaces Supply

Powerful bullish fundamentals taking shape! “Changes to solar panel technology are accelerating demand for silver,” reports Bloomberg News.  The result is an increasing deficit in silver while the outlook for additional new mine production is thin. The Silver Institute, an industry association, reports that as recently as 2014 solar technology accounted for only about 5 […]

01 Jul

Biden Says America is Not a ‘Deadbeat’ Nation

But the record says differently! President Joe Biden recently tweeted that America is not a deadbeat nation.   “We pay our bills,” Biden said in a related press conference.   “America has never defaulted on its debt.  And we never will.” Well.  The President should be expected to know better.  He was so very wrong that […]

30 Jun

BRICS Nations:  A New Gold Currency Ahead?

Circle August 22 -24 on your calendar. That is when the BRICS nations gather for a key summit meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa.   The US dollar will be in their crosshairs.  And a BRICS currency tied to gold is expected to be a part of the discussion.  It is not a coincidence that a […]

26 Jun

Beware the Global Digital Currency

As usual, the IMF is up to no good. It looks like the race is on! The race between the Federal Reserve’s Central Bank Digital Currency (CBDC) and the International Monetary Fund’s latest global monetary scheme. We know the Biden administration and Federal Reserve are working desperately on their digital currency.  Now the Managing Director […]

26 Jun

Take Another Look at the National Debt

It was only a few weeks ago, on June 3, that President Biden signed the bill suspending the US national debt ceiling.  At that time the national debt was $31.4 trillion. Now, less than three weeks later, it has climbed $700 billion.  The national debt is now $32.1 trillion. And that is why investor Ray […]

23 Jun

They’re Coming for Your Bank Account!

A looming bank crisis is creating the perfect pretext for the forced introduction of Central Bank Digital Currencies! That’s the conclusion of noted author and financial commentator John Rubino. In his Substack newsletter, Rubino describes two dangerous financial trends that are converging now: Rubino, in turn, cites an article about Eclectica Asset Management founder Hugh […]

12 Jun

Gold vs. US Debt

We have written a lot about the US national debt lately, in part because of the debate about, and the suspension of, the debt ceiling.   Our rising debt is part of a well-worn cycle of currency destruction, one that has been enacted so many times that one would think that people would learn from […]

12 Jun

New Dollar Competitor Linked to Gold?

BRICS+ Could be A Bombshell! “The most significant development in international finance since 1971!” That’s what bestselling author and gold commentator James Rickards is calling an event headed our way in August.   That’s when a geopolitical shock wave will be delivered by the BRICS, an international financial consortium consisting of Brazil, Russia, India, China, […]

10 Jun

Debt Out the Wazoo!

The total federal deficit in 2003 – the deficit for the entire year – under President George W. Bush was $377.6 billion dollars. On Monday, June 5, — in a single day – the national debt increased by almost that amount, by a total of $359 billion. Now the US national debt is more than […]

05 Jun
Jim Rogers

“Be Extremely Worried” Warns Jim Rogers

Coming Wall Street crash biggest in a lifetime! “[In] 2008, we had a bear market because of too much debt,” says legendary investor Jim Rogers.  “Look out the window since 2008, debt everywhere has skyrocketed.” “It’s a simple statement that the next bear market will be the worst in my lifetime because the debt has […]

05 Jun

That’s A Lot of Debt!

When the government’s debt is unsustainable, buy gold! Without the slightest regard for how the Washington debt ceiling debate has evolved by the time this commentary is published, we’d like to put the current size and scope of federal debt front and center. That is because it is huge.  And it cannot be retired by […]

03 Jun

The World is Leaning on Debt!

Consumers, the US, and the rest of the world are all leaning on debt… what could possibly go wrong? You’ve probably heard the story from long ago about the South Seas islander explaining his view of creation to the visiting missionary. The world stands on the back of a turtle, he explained. “Well,” ask the […]

26 May

Let’s Ask ChatGPT What It Thinks About Gold as Money

Since people everywhere are talking about Artificial Intelligence these days, we thought we should find out if AI is actually more intelligent than the people that gave us funny money. Turns out it is! We asked ChatGPT, the popular artificial intelligence chatbot that came out last November,  a simple question:  Why has gold been money […]

26 May

Three Reasons to Buy Gold Now!

Take it from the Swiss! UBS, the Swiss banking giant, has a “most preferred” rating on gold.  Now, in a report entitled “Three Reasons to Buy Gold Now,” its Chief Investment Office says that it expects gold to break its all-time high later this year, and has offered three specific reasons for its forecast of […]

26 May

Another Currency Call-In

Gold, Jewelry Sales Surge in India on Central Bank’s Currency Crack-down! The Reserve Bank of India continues its war on cash and its attempts to herd the nation’s people into the banking system.   In a sudden move, the central bank announced that it was withdrawing 2,000-rupee notes from circulation.  The notes are equal to […]

22 May

China Keeps Buying Gold

Month after month… China just keeps adding to its gold reserves.  The Peoples Bank of China acquired another 8.1 metric tons to its holdings in April.  It has now added gold reserves for six consecutive months in a row.   The World Gold Council reports that since November, China’s official reserves have grown by 128 […]

22 May

A Look at the Debt Ceiling

It’s Up, Up, and Away! Washington spends one or two trillion dollars more than it collects in taxes.  (We’d be more specific, but what are a trillion dollars between friends?) So where does it get the difference?  Like any household whose income doesn’t keep up with its outgo, it has to borrow the difference.  (We’ve […]

22 May

The Fed is the Number One Problem

We should also mention fiat currency! “The Fed is problem No. 1 in American finance.” So says the wickedly smart Jim Grant, the author/editor of Grant’s Interest Rate Observer. Grant says the long-term suppression of interest rates by the Federal Reserve is the source of our problems.  “I think generally that the suppression of rates […]

12 May

Every Picture Tells a Story

Why the American People Must Own Gold and Silver! Today we are going to (mostly) dispense with our own narrative and let you just see for yourself what’s going on in our economy.  These pictures will depict some of the mess we are in.  They make self-evident the need to own gold and silver as […]

11 May

Americans Get a Clue About Gold

Confidence in Fed at All-Time Low! Americans prefer gold to stocks over the long term. That’s according to a new Gallup poll. The highest inflation in most people’s lifetimes, ever-climbing debt, and a governing class that is quite unwilling to get its spending under control have apparently had an impact on public attitudes about both […]

10 May

Beware of the Twin Crashes!

Beware of the Twin Crashes: Commercial Real Estate and Bonds! “The twin crashes in US commercial real estate and the US bond market have collided with $9 trillion uninsured deposits in the American banking system. Such deposits can vanish in an afternoon in the cyber age.” So writes veteran British journalist Ambrose Evan-Pritchard in The […]

09 May

The Weaponized Dollar

One more reason the US Dollar is losing market share to gold! In the three months to the end of March, central banks added 228 tons to global reserves, the highest rate of purchases seen in a first quarter since the data series began in 2000. CNBC, 5/5/23 How would you like to use a […]

24 Apr

Visualizing De-Dollarization

As more countries seek alternatives to the US Dollar… Here is the world’s most important financial megatrend in a graphic presentation.  It will make you want to own more gold and silver. From Visual Capitalist:  The U.S. dollar has dominated global trade and capital flows over many decades. However, many nations are looking for alternatives […]

24 Apr

Beware the Deflating Superbubble!

Happening now – just as we warned. The air is coming out of the Federal Reserve’s Superbubbles.   And gold is stirring! Tom Dyson, with Bonner Private Research, puts it in a nutshell for us:  “They blew up a gigantic wealth bubble by suppressing interest rates, printing money, bailing out bad investments, and encouraging speculation. […]

17 Apr

China Keeps Buying Gold

A lot of what China does is like an iceberg.  It’s hidden from open view below the waterline.  But one visible activity of the Chinese People’s Republic is acquiring gold.  A lot of gold. China is up to something.  It has been on a gold-buying spree for five consecutive months now.   A growing position […]

17 Apr

Central Bank Digital Currencies on Fast Track

When this happens, you will wish you owned gold. We are encouraged that more and more people we talk to are aware of the freedom and prosperity destroying properties of Central Bank Digital Currencies (CBDC).  Unfortunately, we must report that these digital, Deep State, total surveillance monetary substitutes are headed our way on a fast […]

15 Apr

Why Americans are Broke

Hint: It’s Because of the Money! Doesn’t it feel like we are seeing stories like this more and more often?  58 percent of Americans are living paycheck to paycheck according to a CNBC poll.   The people have no savings.  It’s a mystery why this should be a mystery.  It happens because Washington clearly is […]

10 Apr

When the Government Stole the People’s Gold!

How the U.S. ended the Gold Standard! April 5 was the 90th anniversary of a day that this present generation of Americans should remember:  the day the government stole the people’s gold. Here’s a description of the event from Jim Clark’s important book REAL MONEY FOR FREE PEOPLE:  The American Gold Story. Franklin Roosevelt was […]

06 Apr

Better Watch This!

We are frankly flabbergasted when we see someone, anyone, on national television who can speak knowingly about our current American economic mess. We remember not too awfully long ago watching Bill O’Reilly of Fox News ask on camera “Who is this guy Keynes that everybody is talking about”   O’Really?  O’Reilly spent years bloviating (his […]

06 Apr

Step One: Get Gold

The Panic is Just the Beginning Gold expert and the author of the best-seller Currency Wars, Jim Rickards, has written a detailed piece for The Daily Reckoning about recessions and financial crises.  They are not, he points out, the same thing. “Recessions have much in common but financial crises tend to be idiosyncratic and unpredictable,” […]

02 Apr

When Gold Outpaces Currency Failure

Gold moves up two quarters in a row! Hard assets- gold and silver specifically- are the foremost means of protecting wealth in times of inflation.  But don’t expect gold and silver prices to just compensate for or merely offset the loss of the currency’s purchasing power.  They may do so for a while, but when […]

31 Mar

How Bad is the Banking Crisis?

If only there were a dependable form of money! We have taken the title for this commentary from a March 20 article published by Market Insider.   It begins this way: You know something is wrong when six big central banks from around the world decide to join hands in order to reassure financial markets. […]

31 Mar

Dollar Doom!

Now it is not just us saying it… We don’t want to try to count how many times we have described de-dollarization, the world’s flight from the US dollar global reserve system, as the number one financial megatrend of our time.   It is a powerful case for owning gold. Now we want to let […]

27 Mar

Are You Prepared for More Bank Trouble?

You’re not prepared if you don’t own gold and silver Silicon Valley Bank.  Signature Bank.  First Republic Bank.  Credit Suisse.  Now we’re hearing rumors of deep trouble at German banking behemoth: Deutsche Bank.  That comes as no surprise to us.  We were writing about Deutsche Bank’s troubles last year, HERE and HERE. How many more […]

27 Mar

Gold for the Uncertain Future

Hasn’t it always been part of the American promise, the American Dream, that people were always confident that their children would lead lives that were better than their own? All that has been thrown into reverse.  Of course, the fake money system is largely to blame.  It’s hard to see how anyone can miss the […]

24 Mar
Janet Yellen

Is the U.S. Banking System Sound?

“Janet Yellen is one continuous anti-prosperity horror show!” That’s former US budget director David Stockman’s take on the United States Secretary of the Treasury Secretary.   It’s hard not to agree.   Yellen should by now be famous for her long insistence that US inflation was “transitory.”  We are willing to acknowledge that anyone can […]

18 Mar

Bank Crisis Deepens By the Day

Sampling Notable Observations During the Calamity… A quick sampling of opinions about the fast-developing global bank crisis, beginning with tweets from our friend Robert Kiyosaki: “Biden says bailout of SVB Silicon Valley Bank will not costs taxpayers anything. What is he smoking?” “BAIL OUTS begin. More fake money to invade sick economy. Still recommend same […]

18 Mar

Getting Kids on the Path to Smart Investing

Teach your children and grandchildren well about gold! Many of Republic Monetary Exchange’s friends and clients add a little something extra to their gold and silver investments to have something to give their kids and grandkids.   That makes a lot of sense, according to the leading hedge fund manager of all time.   Most […]

18 Mar

SVB (Silicon Valley Bust!)

Gold Surges as Banks Tumble! The best place to start a discussion about bank troubles is to point out that the financial establishment has been wrong about virtually everything.   Federal Reserve chairman Powell testified before congress last week.  You would have walked away from his testimony thinking everything looked just fine and without any […]

11 Mar

Bank Trouble!

Special Alert Direct From Rich Dad Poor Dad’s Robert Kiyosaki! My friend Robert Kiyosaki asked me to make sure everybody sees his Red Alert below.  Thanks, Robert, for sharing this crucial information with our friends and clients! – Jim Clark  Bank dominos are falling, just as I have been warning you!  Silvergate Bank was first […]

10 Mar

Singapore Just Bought Tons of Gold

The Central Bank of Singapore Added 1,434,600 Ounces! Official records show that the Monetary Authority of Singapore (MAS), the central bank of the Republic of Singapore, boosted its gold holdings by 44.6 tons in a single month. Between December 2022 and the end of January 2033, the central bank’s gold position grew by 29 percent.  […]

09 Mar

High Rates Mean More Bankruptcies

Think of this as a bank shot.  You hit the cue ball into another ball that bounces off the rail and goes into the pocket.   Fed interest rate policy will drive an increase in bankruptcies, corporate and personal.  But banking off the rail, its subsequent effect is that it will drive people to gold. […]

06 Mar

Five More Reasons to Buy Gold

We thought we should share with you a couple of more reasons to buy gold and silver.  The list is not exhaustive, but just five of the things in the news that we don’t want our friends and clients to overlook: #1A perfect financial storm is brewing. Economist Nouriel Roubini says a “perfect storm” consisting […]

28 Feb

The Winds of War

The US State Department advises Americans to leave Russia.   Uh oh! What happens next? Next Russia announces that it will no longer participate in an offensive strategic arms treaty with the US, the last remaining nuclear arms agreement between the two nuclear powers. At the same time, Putin puts new ground-based strategic systems on […]

27 Feb
Trump Chooses the Printing Press

If the Dollar Was Backed By Gold…

What would it take to back the dollar with gold again? The US dollar is backed by nothing. If it was still backed by gold, the price of gold would be a lot, lot higher! That is why the Federal Reserve can create trillions of dollars out of thin air with not much more than […]

27 Feb

Stubborn Inflation and a Confused President

Here is a chart showing the percentage change in the Consumer Price Index going all the way back to the Stagflationary 70s and their aftermath.  When people talk about inflation at a forty-year high, they are referring back to the peak inflation of that era.   Just days ago, President Biden commented on the January […]

27 Feb

China Continues to Dump Dollars

An Update on the Biggest Monetary Megatrend of our Time! China’s holdings of US treasury debt are dropping fast.   China got rid of 17 percent of its dollar holdings in 2022.  Ten years ago it was America’s largest creditor with more the $1.3 trillion of US government bonds.  Last year it still had a […]

20 Feb

Huge Jump in Credit Card Debt

Another Financial Crisis Showing Up Soon!  Americans have burned through most of the “stymie” money they got from the government now.  But as Milton Friedman once said, “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” So thanks to those very government giveaways – and more like them – prices of everything have been rising relentlessly. […]

20 Feb

Big Hitter Says to Own Gold

“You’d be better off keeping your investment reserves in gold at this point.” That’s the advice from John Paulson.  He’s the head of Paulson & Co., a major investment firm.  He made billions by spotting the housing bubble in 2007.  Wikipedia says he made another $5 billion in 2010 primarily investing in gold.   With […]

20 Feb

Rich Dad Says Giant Crash is Coming

Our friend Robert Kiyosaki of Rich Dad, Poor Dad fame, holds up a gold coin in one hand and a dollar in the other.  “This is real,” he says about the money in one hand, “and this is fake,” he says about the other. You don’t have to guess which is which.  Robert is a […]

13 Feb

Americans Are Pessimistic of the Economy

Americans Aren’t Too Confident as New Poll Bears What You Already Suspected! Americans are expecting higher inflation, unemployment, and interest rates, according to a new Gallup poll.   That’s not all.  They also expect slower economic growth and lower stock market prices.   “The latest results are from the Jan. 2-22 Mood of the Nation […]

05 Feb

Fighting Counterparty Risk with Gold

The following is an excerpt from Jim Clark’s important book REAL MONEY FOR FREE PEOPLE: The American Gold Story. Gold and silver are the only monetary assets that are not someone else’s liability. They are not dependent on someone else’s solvency, promises to perform, or honesty. Their value does not depend on the endorsement, propriety, […]

30 Jan
The dollar is losing value

Dollar Woes

How much are you willing to lose at the hands of Washington? Over the years we have mocked reports, repeated like a mantra by the mainstream media, about the strength of the US dollar.  Sure, sometimes one of the major world currencies is losing value faster than the dollar, and sometimes more slowly, so the […]

30 Jan

Front-Running a Plunging Currency

Financial analyst John Rubino has uttered a real truth for our time.  “Once people start front-running a plunging currency,” he said, “you get the Austrian school of economics’ crack-up boom, which is basically a total loss of faith in the currency.” “Then it’s game over!” Let’s define two terms here.  First, front-running. Investopedia defines front-running […]

23 Jan

Initial Reports Suggest Record Demand for Silver in 2022

When all of the numbers come in, it looks like silver demand in 2022 will hit a new all-time high! That’s the news from the Silver Institute, the industry’s trade association.  The Institute forecasts total demand to have surged 16 percent in the just-finished year, to a record high of 1.21 billion ounces.  It cites […]

23 Jan

Central Banks Are Still Buying Gold!

We call it the biggest monetary megatrend of our time.  It is a development with long-term implications for the US dollar (not good) and for the price of gold (very good). The headline from the World Gold Council reads, “Central banks add more gold in November as China joins the fray.” According to the report, […]

13 Jan

The Inflation Story Behind the Story

Near Double-Digit Inflation in Phoenix Metro! If inflation is surprising on the downside, why does gold just keep marching higher? Could it be there is more to this story than meets the eye? As usual, the answer is yes.   The Consumer price index through December shows prices up 6.5 percent over the past 12 […]

12 Jan

The Great Stagflationary Debt Crisis

War leads to larger fiscal deficits, more debt monetization, and higher inflation on a persistent basis! Nouriel Roubini is an economics professor emeritus at New York University’s Stern School of Business.  But he’s better known to some as “Dr. Doom” stemming from his correct call of the 2008 meltdown. Roubini warns that wars burden national […]

02 Jan

Our Fearless Predictions for 2023

Ten Things That Won’t Happen in 2023! Below are our predictions for the New Year.  Read all ten 2023 predictions and at the end, you’ll discover a little surprise about our list! 10.  The Federal Reserve won’t stop managing the monetary system to benefit the banks that created it to serve their interests in the […]

01 Jan

Washington’s Stocking Stuffers

The Capital City’s Corruption is Complete! The colorful wrapping paper and bright bows had been thrown away, and the trees have come down.  So, let’s see what the Washington people gave themselves with your money this Christmas. As we survey their stocking stuffers, remember that the end days of any republic are a good time […]

01 Jan

More Things Worth Remembering About Gold and Silver

Here are a few observations about gold and silver that we have been collecting to share with our friends and clients!  People are frustrated with the economy, because they worry about how everything is getting much more expensive, and they’re blaming the government and politicians because that’s what they’re being asked about, and they’re not […]

26 Dec

Things Worth Remembering About Gold and Silver

Here are a few observations about gold and the economy that we have been collecting to share with our friends and clients! The problem, of course, is that the 12 mortals who sit on the FOMC are not clairvoyant, and for the most part not even astute. They have proven over and over again that […]

26 Dec

A Dip in the CPI

Don’t get too excited over one good inflation report.  So advised a Bloomberg news headline after the November Consumer Price Index came in a little lower than the previous month! Everywhere people crowed.  Biden and his economic team rushed to the cameras to take credit.  “What is clear is my economic plan is working and […]

25 Dec

This Special Time of Year

This time of year, with holiday gatherings and celebrations, many of our thoughts center on family.     Nothing in the lifetimes of many of our friends and clients and their families has matched this period for its financial instability.  The year gone by has been one of serious inflation – rising to double-digit rates […]

19 Dec

Must See: Robert Kiyosaki’s Last Warning!

“This Is Very Serious!  We’re In Trouble!” Our friend Robert Kiyosaki is the author of the number one biggest-selling personal finance book of all time, Rich Dad, Poor Dad. Rich Dad, Poor Dad has been translated into 51 languages.  It has sold more than 40 million copies.  Robert has written dozens of other books, including […]

18 Dec

Uh Oh… Exploding Deficit

What’s Going On in Washington? Spending. That’s what’s going on in Washington.  Seriously, it is almost like their disconnection from financial reality has as last become complete.   And it has.  Here are the facts for November: Federal spending for the month was $501 billion. Federal revenue was $252 billion. You probably already figured out […]

17 Dec

Ron Paul Says The Fed is in a Real Fix!

So the Federal Reserve is slowing down on its interest rate increases.  After raising rates by 75 basis points (3/4 of a percent) at each of its last four meetings, the Fed opted to pull back to 50 basis points this month. But it hasn’t yet achieved its objective of wringing inflation out of the […]

11 Dec

Gold Breaking Out as Wholesale Prices Continue to Rise

Wholesale prices keep on climbing.  And so do gold and silver! Wholesale prices have risen at a 7.4 percent rate in the 12 months ending in November. Does anybody think a 7.4 percent hike in the Producer Price Index represents a victory over inflation and that the Federal Reserve Board members can all come out […]

10 Dec

Have You “De-Dollarized”?

China is getting out of the way.  You better get started, too! The smart money has begun de-dollarizing.  They see that the future holds a more rapid devaluation of the US dollar. It is the only way Washington can keep its mega-debt serviced. The media tells you the Federal Reserve has raised interest rates dramatically, […]

09 Dec

Spending More Than You Have Means More Debt!

It’s hard to comprehend just how much money has gone into Washington’s “stimulus” measures.  But this might help. It compares Biden’s spending measure to other US benchmark spending bills. Biden’s American Rescue Plan is 2.4 times larger than all the New Deal spending between 1933 and 1940.  The so-called Inflation Reduction Act is 8.5 times […]

05 Dec

Looks Like Gold and Silver Are Breaking Out!

We don’t spend a lot of time showing you gold and silver price charts.  But we really think you should see these! First silver. This silver chart shows the short-term (50-day) moving average (blue line), and the long-term (200-day) moving average price (red line).   As you can see, this past week silver has exploded […]

05 Dec

Our Friend Robert Kiyosaki’s Warning

“God have mercy on us all!” When someone tries to warn you about what’s going to happen and says “God have mercy on us all,” you better believe they’re talking about something very serious indeed. But those are the exact words of our friend Robert Kiyosaki, warning about what is going to happen to the […]

23 Nov

A Lesson from the Pilgrims

We hope that you can count good health and prosperity as among your greatest blessings in this inflationary year.  Will are grateful for you and all of our friends and clients in 2022.   Among our Thanksgiving traditions, right along with turkey, family, and even football, is a story we like to tell each year, […]

23 Nov

Move to Gold Ahead of Global De-Dollarization

There is more movement afoot in the US dollar’s global status.   But first, the backstory: The US emerged from World War II as a mightier powerhouse than ever.  Other leading industrial economies lay in ruins, but not the US.  The US dollar was said to be as good as gold.  Because foreign governments, many […]

22 Nov

Here Comes the Silver Shortage

With the US Mint and other suppliers woefully behind on minting silver coins, coupled with high premiums on popular silver investment products, no one could possibly feel blindsided to hear research reports reveal a developing silver shortage. Net jewelry and physical investment silver demand will finish 2022 50 million ounces higher than last year, according […]

11 Nov

Double-Digit Price Hikes Slam Phoenix Again

Consumer prices climbed 7.7 percent during the 12 months through October, according to the Labor Department. While administration officials celebrate the October report because it was down from the 8.2 percent rate reported a month earlier, residents of the Phoenix metropolitan area- where Republic Monetary Exchange is located- had no reason for celebration.  That is […]

11 Nov

Ready for Hyperinflation?

Inflation is bad enough.  But hyperinflation is something else again.  It is the ruin of entire nations and cultures.  Now at least one credible observer says hyperinflation is on its way. Time to get ready! Paul Singer is the founder and president of Elliot Management which the Financial Times calls a “prominent” asset manager.  That’s […]

10 Nov

More Bidenflation

Is there any doubt that the surge in Washington spending is instrumental in the surge in consumer prices? If there are any doubters, the folks at the Committee to Unleash Prosperity have provided a graphic to make it more clear. It charts cumulative new spending beginning in December 2020, after Biden’s election. It begins with […]

04 Nov

Will Powell Save the Dollar?

Don’t bet on it! It doesn’t take long to ruin a currency.  A little run of double-digit inflation soon has people looking for a better store of wealth. Like gold and silver. Look no further than at the other central banks of the world.  They know the money-printing game as well as Federal Reserve officials […]

04 Nov

The Fed Sows Confusion, Chaos

Mixed Messages Mess with Markets! It seems strange that the mighty capitalist markets should be constantly waiting for the next pronouncement of a small, grey band of mostly unknown bureaucrats, most of whom – if not all – showing little evidence of having created any wealth in their own lives, sitting around conference tables in […]

03 Nov

Biden, Biden, Biden!

When the truth takes a backseat! It is one thing, and a very sad one indeed, to see anyone addled and losing their ability to think clearly.  But it is more than sad when the affected person’s inability is felt in the realm of policy and in our civic life. It is a danger.   […]

31 Oct

Halloween Prices are Scary

In covering inflation it is almost expected that we report on the cost of the traditional Thanksgiving dinner.   And we probably will in a month or so. But we just happened to notice the rising cost of Halloween candy.  This year it is up by an unlucky 13 percent.   Consumer prices in the […]

30 Oct

Inflation on Display

The US 12-month inflation rate as measured by the Consumer Price Index has been over 8 percent for 7 months in a row, since last March.  It has been raging along over 5 percent for 14 months in a row. The pain is not evenly distributed across the county.  As you can see in the […]

30 Oct

Why Are Americans So Down on the Economy?

The New York Times Has to Ask! A recent New York Times “think piece” (that’s what they call them!) asks why Americans are so down on the economy.   Seriously? One easily wearies of the Times tendentious and partisan analysis.  The piece is sprinkled with nonsense like this tweet from someone described as the founder […]

24 Oct

Revisiting the Gold and Silver Shortage

(And a bill to restore the gold standard!) We have written several times of late about the recent shortages of gold and silver and the way prices in the “paper gold” or gold-substitute markets have decoupled from the prices of real, physical gold and silver coins and bars. In essence, the question is how can […]

23 Oct

Real Money For Free People!

We want to give you a signed copy! The following is an excerpt from Jim Clark’s important book REAL MONEY FOR FREE PEOPLE: The American Gold Story. Both Fed money-printing and federal debt are evidence of severe character deficiencies among the American governing classes. Fed money printing is a slap in the face of normal, […]

23 Oct

Why We’re in the Mess We’re In

This Explains a Lot! The Fed doesn’t understand inflation. Janet Yellen has even apologized for the Fed’s cluelessness.  The Fed has missed all the biggest financial calamities of our time, like the dot com bubble, the mortgage meltdown, and the return of inflation to levels last seen 40 years ago. How can this be explained? Clearly, […]

17 Oct

Serious Inflation

It was only a year ago that the Federal Reserve was insisting that inflation was a transitory malady.  Yet it is still with us.  Big time! The government likes to refer to so-called “core inflation” which excludes food and energy prices.  (Like who would need either food or energy?)  The core inflation rate for the […]

17 Oct

How Inflation Really Works to Make You Poorer

More About the Government’s Shell Game! The inflation numbers for September are in and they are running red hot!  They also provide a perfect opportunity to shine a light on the government’s inflation and cost of living shell game. Consumer prices (CPI) are up 8.2 percent from a year earlier.  Wholesale prices (PPI) are up […]

16 Oct
Ben Bernanke Predicts

Nobel Prize for Inflation?!

Helicopter Ben Bernanke recognized for… for what exactly?  Spreading around free money!  The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences has awarded its 2022 Nobel Prize in Economics to former Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke. We don’t mean to be churlish with our headline calling it an award for inflation.  We just mean to be plain-spoken.  Inflation […]

10 Oct

Silver’s Monetary Role

The extreme divergence in the world markets between “paper” precious metals and real physical gold and silver continues. “Paper” precious metals are nothing more than the purported paper title to gold and silver that promise to deliver at some future date. The high premiums on physical silver suggest that in our present economic circumstance of […]