June 26, 2021 Myra P. Saefong New banking rules, part of a sweeping international accord known as Basel III, will come into effect on Monday and mark a big change for European banks and their dealings with gold — potentially altering the landscape for precious metal demand and prices. Like many reforms put in place
[Written in 1966, 21 years before Greenspan introduced money printing to the Federal Reserve system. Greenspan served as Chairman of the Fed for nearly 21 years.] This article originally appeared in the newsletter The Objectivist and was reprinted in Ayn Rand’s Capitalism: The Unknown Ideal. An almost hysterical antagonism toward the gold standard is one
Greece remaining in the eurozone monetary system and keeping the euro as its currency appears less likely at the end of every marathon meeting of eurozone prime ministers and Greek representatives. Many analysts are of the opinion that dumping the euro and going back to the drachma would alleviate some of Greece’s pain. Of course,
With the national debt now exceeding $18 trillion and having jumped 70% in the last six years, there are many cries for a return to the gold standard, which, it is believed, would limit government spending that has resulted in the massive increases in the national debt. A gold standard is a monetary system in
Ron Paul recently interviewed Bill Haynes, CMI Gold & Silver Inc. president, for the RonPaulChannel.com. Ron and Bill discussed the gold industry, the right forms of gold to buy and developments that affect the precious metals market.
Something significant may have just occurred in the physical gold world. According to Zerohedge, the one month Gold Forward Offered Rate (GOFO) rate just went negative for the first time since 2008, and perhaps even more significantly, so did the three month rate. The last time both went negative was in 1999. In both cases
The entire purpose of modern economics is to obfuscate the truth; to convince the masses to support policies that are contrary to their own interests. In the early twentieth century, economists in the United States realized the opportunity to transform their lot in life from that of dreary academicians to well paid pseudo-celebrities by becoming
With gold and silver having suffered their biggest declines in their 12-year bull market, Bloomberg TV invited Ron Paul to comment. Watching the video, one can easily see that the interviewers thought that they could hammer Ron, a long-time and vocal advocate of gold, because of the price drops. They were wrong. The video is
Neil Irwin over at the Washington Post recently set about reminding the unwashed masses that, only the dollar is money, in his piece “Bitcoin is ludicrous, but it tells us something important about the nature of money.” He starts us out with his “givens”. “We can all agree that the dollar bills in my wallet
With the price of gold climbing, we are once again starting to hear the clarion cries warning us of a gold bubble. But how does one objectively evaluate that claim? The first step is to understand what a bubble means. A bubble occurs when there is a large disconnect between something’s price and its worth.