The Fed Provides Future Reasons Not To Taper QE in 2014 – Podcast 11.1.13

The Fed’s Reasons Not To Taper QE The Fed’s Excuses Not To Taper Quantitative Easing Podcast Summary Ryan reviews the recent decision of the Fed to keep their interest rate policy the same along with keeping quantitative easing in place. Ryan predicts interest rates would trade within a tight range and notes that the Fed Read More →

The Silver to Gold Sales Ratio – October 2013

Gold and Silver Sales at the U.S. Mint in October 2013 How To Buy Gold How to Buy Silver Silver Outsells Gold 75.29 to 1 at the U.S. Mint in October The Gold/Silver Ratio was 60.04/1 in October – Retail investors continue to buy physical silver and gold in large quantities -2013 Silver Eagle sales Read More →

October 2013 Fed Meeting Review

Fed Meeting October 2013 How To Buy Gold How to Buy Silver “…the Committee sees the improvement in economic activity and labor market conditions since it began its asset purchase program a year ago as consistent with growing underlying strength in the broader economy. However, the Committee decided to await more evidence that progress will Read More →

The False Housing Recovery of 2013 and How it Unraveled

The False Housing Recovery How To Buy Gold How to Buy Silver Update: The False Housing Recovery of 2014 “Declining housing affordability conditions are likely responsible for the bulk of reduced contract activity” Lawrence Yun, NAR chief economist announcing that pending house sales plunged 5.6% in September The Decline and Fall of the 2013 Housing Read More →

Don’t Expect to See a Taper Tomorrow

After the September Fed meeting we heard a bunch a noise from a few Fed Presidents about how they “might” taper their $85 billion a month quantitative easing (QE) program in October, depending on the data. Then the government shut down in October and the data was unavailable. The data that we have seen recently Read More →

Why Saudi Arabia Matters in Helping to Keep the U.S. Dollar as the World’s Reserve Currency

Saudi Arabia and the Petro Dollar How the U.S. dollar obtained the world’s reserve currency status, how it abused it , how it retained it and how it might lose it. Update April 15, 2016: Saudi Arabia Threatens to Dump U.S. Treasury Bonds if 9/11 bill passes in U.S. Congress UPDATE February 2018 – The Read More →

Money Doesn’t Grow on Trees, But Gold Does!

Koala bear in a Eucalyptus tree

Gold Grows on Trees How To Buy Gold Fractional American Gold Eagles in 1/10, 1/4 and 1/2 oz Sizes for Smaller Budgets Do you think money grows on trees? – Ageless rhetorical question While we all know that money does not grow on trees, did you know that gold grows on trees? Researchers in Australia Read More →

How the Debt Ceiling “Crisis” was Averted Podcast 10.17.13

How the Debt Ceiling Crisis was Avoided How To Buy Gold How to Buy Silver Podcast Summary Ryan opens the show by discussing the recent budget deal in which the Congress agreed to extend the debt ceiling until next year. Louis notes that this is what they had predicted would happen. Louis notes that cutting Read More →

Janet Yellen and the Precious Printing Press

the dollar printing ring

Janet Yellen and QE. How To Buy Gold. How to Buy Silver One Printing Press to rule them all In the Land of The Fed where the Shadows lie. – Lord of the Rings parody My Press-ious The Fed’s printing press will be handed over to Janet Yellen early next year. How will she handle Read More →

What the Budget Deal Means for the Economy, Real Estate, Gold and Silver

“Given all of the uncertainty, “it’s hard to argue to change course on monetary policy this month. My personal opinion is that it’s not in play. This is just too tender a moment.”- Dallas Fed President Richard Fisher October 17, 2013 speaking about whether the Fed would taper its quantitative easing program in October. fThe Read More →