Rafi Farber

Articles by Rafi Farber

This week we learned from the mainstream financial media (of all places) that Saudi Arabia actually threatened to dump French bonds if Europe seized any Russian assets. The Europeans backed off, and the Saudis won. Which has Rafi Farber...
Back in May we heard that the Bank of Japan spent $62B defending the yen. It didn't work too well, with the yen right back at 34 years lows and threatening to break them any minute now, perhaps by the time you're watching this. Speaking of...
Gold and silver paused this week, along with the entire commodity complex. April's money supply stats show the second largest 2-week plunge in M2 ever. Meanwhile, the repo market hit $2 trillion traded nightly. Rafi Farber discussed how...
Gold and silver took a rest this week, but then again so did the entire commodity complex. The money supply statistics are in for April and they show the second greatest 2-week plunge in M2 ever recorded. This is happening as the repo...
The next 4 months or so are going to be tumultuous. It is now patently clear to all sides that the President of the United States has dementia, and politics in Europe are upending the continent.

The chaos is reflected in the currency...
The Yen weakens again past 157 per dollar, only three weeks after the Bank of Japan's intervention at 160. Rumors of another Asian financial crisis on the wings are circulating, and do you know what doubled during the last one in 1997?...
There was a triple top at $6.50 in the late 1970s, leading to $50 silver by 1980. There was a triple top at $20 in 2008-2010 leading to $50 silver by 2011. Now there is a triple (quadruple?) top at $30, probably leading to $50 silver...
With silver nearing $29 and starting to pull ahead of gold finally, a break of the 5-year-old triple top at $30 looks imminent. Back in the 1970s, the final test of the triple top at $6.50 occurred in the last week of October 1978, and the...
With gold and silver in a holding patter, this week Rafi takes a look at the serious deflationary trends going on in the banking system. This does not mean that consumer prices are falling or even rising at a slower pace.

Rather, what...
If there's one myth that Keynesianism has ingrained successfully into the sound money gold and silver community, it's that higher rates are the solution to higher consumer prices. We are about to see that myth blasted into subatomic pieces...

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