Keith Weiner

Keith Weinerbullion.directory author Keith Weiner

Keith Weiner is founder and CEO of Monetary Metals, the groundbreaking investment company monetizing physical gold into an interest-bearing asset, paying yields in gold, not paper currency.

Keith writes and speaks extensively, based on his unique views of gold, the dollar, credit, the bond market, and interest rates. He’s also the founder and President of the Gold Standard Institute USA. His work was instrumental in the passing of gold legal tender laws in the state of Arizona in 2017, and he regularly meets with central bankers, legislators, and government officials around the world.

The Zombie Ship of Theseus

The Zombie Ship of Theseus

The Ship of Theseus is an old philosophical thought experiment and asks a question about identity. Suppose you replace all of the boards of a ship with new ones—is it still the same ship? We are not going to try to resolve this millennia-old paradox. Instead, we are going to add one more element, and then tie it to the monetary system.

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Inflation and Gold: What Gives?

Inflation and Gold: What Gives?

The Different Theories on What Moves Gold and Silver Prices: In the last Supply and Demand update, we discussed some different theories which attempt to explain what causes the gold and silver prices to move. We mentioned the:

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What’s In Your Loan?

What's In Your Loan?

El Salvador has a scheme to borrow dollars to use bitcoin as a means to make more dollars. Those dollars will (they hope) be forked over by savers who will buy from them at a million bucks. Presumably, these new speculators will buy at a million bucks because they hope to sell at two million.

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Breaking Down the Dollar Monetary System

Breaking Down the Dollar Monetary System

If you ask most people, “what is money?” they will answer that money is the generally accepted medium of exchange. If you ask Google Images, it will show you many pictures of green pieces of paper. Virtually everyone agrees that money means the dollar. What does it mean to have a dollar?

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The Rising Fundamentals of Gold and Silver

The Rising Fundamentals of Gold and Silver

Prices move up and down, in the restless churn of our irredeemable monetary system. There are several schools of thought whose theories attempt to describe, if not predict, the next price move…

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Why a Yield on Gold Matters

Why a Yield on Gold Matters

Picture, if you can, a world in which gold circulates as the medium of exchange. People pay for everything, from groceries to rent, in gold. Employers pay wages in gold. Productive enterprises borrow gold to finance everything from food production to constructing apartment buildings.

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Why Isn’t Gold Going Up With Inflation?

Why Isn't Gold Going Up With Inflation?

Many voices in the gold community are making a simple point. Look at the prices of oil, copper, and other commodities. They are skyrocketing. The mainstream explanation is that the cause of this skyrocketing is the increase in the quantity of what is called “money”.

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Gold 1 – Bitcoin 0

Gold 1 - Bitcoin 0

A leader of the crypto revolution is borrowing dollars. Without any awareness of the irony, crypto promoters say that this validates crypto. That a crypto company borrowed dollars supposedly validates crypto. Think about it, take as long as you need.

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Gold and Silver Price Fundamentals Update

Gold and Silver Price Fundamentals Update

There is a pattern we see often in both metals. Price weakness tends to be driven by futures speculators liquidating positions. This means that the metal becomes scarcer. It stops going into the warehouse. Instead, it can begin coming out if it gets scarce enough.

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Where Does YOUR Profit Come from?

Where Does YOUR Profit Come from?

A few recent articles bring to the public’s awareness that wealthy investors are preferring not to sell their assets, and thereby pay capital gains taxes. Instead, they borrow against them, on margin…

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Where do Gold and Silver Prices Go Next?

Where do Gold and Silver Prices Go Next?

One way to look at the price of gold, is that it dropped from its high around $1,900 in early June… Another way is to zoom out, and look at the big picture…

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50 Years After Tricky Dicky’s Dick Move

50 Years After Tricky Dicky's Dick Move

Sometimes, bad luck can strike. But other times, a catastrophe comes from a series of bad decisions, each the reaction to the consequences of the previous one. On August 15, 1971, President Nixon decreed that the US dollar would no longer be redeemable for the gold owed, even to foreign governments

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Gold Standard: An Economists’ Punching Bag?

Gold Standard: An Economists’ Punching Bag?

Most gyms have a punching bag in the corner. When someone feels frustrated or wants to show off, he can hit it. The gold standard is the punching bag in the economists’ gym. In an InsideSources op-ed, David Beckworth and Patrick Horan argue, “A new gold standard would do much more harm than good.”

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Silver Price Smash or Rorschach Test?

Silver Price Smash or Rorschach Test?

This is significant, as it’s what one expects to see if the post-Covid bull market in silver is still intact. Leveraged speculators are just trying to front-run whatever move they expect next. They do not move and hold the price durably.

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Moving from Gold-Redeemable to Irredeemable Currency

Moving from Gold-Redeemable to Irredeemable Currency

The government’s liabilities are the assets of everyone else: individuals, pension and insurance funds, commercial banks, and the Federal reserve. All of these parties lend to the government, though often without knowing.

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Motivated Reasoning About Silver

Motivated Reasoning About Silver

We’re seeing the argument, again, that silver stocks are being consumed in solar panels, medical applications, and of course, electronics. This argument has a certain temptation. After all, the standard assumption is that value is inversely proportional to quantity…

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Celebrating Five Years of Paying Interest on Gold

Celebrating Five Years of Paying Interest on Gold

It was July 2016 when we offered our first Gold Fixed Income True Gold Lease. The gold lease was to Valaurum for manufacturing their flagship product, theAurum®. Ever since then we’ve been busy Unlocking the Productivity of Gold™ for the good of our clients, and the world…

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Basel III and it’s Effect on Gold and Silver

Basel III and it's Effect on Gold and Silver

There is sometimes a tendency to confuse ends and means. For example, in traveling through an airport there is extensive inspection of passengers. Before you are allowed to board an airplane, you must go through a process that is intrusive and increasingly invasive.

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From Condos to Currency Collapse

From Condos to Currency Collapse

On June 24, the Champlain Towers South condominium building fell, killing at least 24 people. The collapse of this building provides a surprising number of insights into the collapse of a currency. The following discussion is based on information that is emerging about the incident.

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What IS The Real Purpose of Money?

What IS The Real Purpose of Money?

“Money is a matter of functions four: a medium, a measure, a standard and a store.” Or at least so says an old rhyme once used in economics books. And let’s face it, three of these functions are clear. A medium of exchange is what people use to pay for goods.

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Keith Weinerbullion.directory author Keith Weiner

Keith Weiner is founder and CEO of Monetary Metals, the groundbreaking investment company monetizing physical gold into an interest-bearing asset, paying yields in gold, not paper currency.

Keith writes and speaks extensively, based on his unique views of gold, the dollar, credit, the bond market, and interest rates. He’s also the founder and President of the Gold Standard Institute USA. His work was instrumental in the passing of gold legal tender laws in the state of Arizona in 2017, and he regularly meets with central bankers, legislators, and government officials around the world.