Keith Weiner

Keith WeinerDr. Keith Weiner is the CEO of Monetary Metals and the president of the Gold Standard Institute USA.  Keith is a leading authority in the areas of gold, money, and credit and has made important contributions to the development of trading techniques founded upon the analysis of bid-ask spreads.  Keith is a sought after speaker and regularly writes on economics.  He is an Objectivist, and has his PhD from the New Austrian School of Economics.  His website is www.monetary-metals.com.

Articles by Keith Weiner

The last few days of trading in silver have been a wild ride.On Wednesday morning in New York, six hours before the Fed was to announce its interest rate hike, the price of silver began to drop. It went from around $22.65 to a low of $22....
Every once in a while, one regrets not acting sooner, not acting soon enough. In our case, we did not publish this Tuesday evening. We should have. Today the price is down, and others may also call for lower silver prices.Oh well. They are...
The term inflation is used by many people to mean rising consumer prices, regardless of the cause. Though most are aware of nonmonetary causes, there is a tendency to scrutinize the quantity of dollars whenever prices are rising. Milton...
The Federal Reserve published Money and Payments: The U.S. Dollar in the Age of Digital Transformation, and solicits comments about its ideas for a central bank digital currency (CBDC). This is our extended commentary offered in...
Note to editors, suggested text for description meta tag: A healthy monetary system must be able to have stability in lending and borrowing, features which a Gold Standard provides, and Bitcoin and other systems lack. To listen to the...
The price of silver dropped a dollar, or over 4% on Wednesday. Some voices in the precious metals press want you to think that there is only one conceivable cause. We should coin a term for this form of logical fallacy: argumentum ad...
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. This reminds me of an experience I had...
Last Friday, the price of silver fell from around $25.15 to a low around $24.25, or -3.6%. We were told, also on Friday, that this drop occurred at a “weird hour when there was no liquidity.” In fact, it happened shortly after noon in...
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...
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...

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