2014 Predictions For Gold and Silver

2013 Year in Review Gold & Silver Predictions 2014 Podcast Summary 0:00-5:00 Introduction 5:00-11:45 discussion of the housing market, interest rates and the Federal Reserve, new mortgage rules for 2014, adjustable rate mortgages, review of Bernanke’s tenure as Fed chairman. 11:45-18:45 stock market and interest rate predictions for 2014 – the Fed’s taper plans and Read More →

Predictions For 2014 – Podcast 12.30.13

2014 Predictions. 2013 Year in Review Predictions for 2014 Podcast Summary 0:00-3:40 Introduction 3:40-10:30 Discussion of GDP and quantitative easing (QE); scarcity in the economy- jobs, wages, doctors, home sales and increases in real estate and stock market prices; intervention and manipulation of markets by the Fed; papering over the structural scarcity of the economy; Read More →

The Year in Review – Top Smauldgld Posts of 2013

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Smaulgld.com was launched on April 28 this year with the blog post “Student Loans and Unemployment are Holding Back the Economy and Real Estate Market” (560 views). Since then we have published over 120 posts and the site has received nearly 50,000 unique visitors and over 75,000 page views. While the bulk of Smaulgld.com’s visitors Read More →

The Silver to Gold Sales Ratio – December 2013

Gold and Silver Sales at the U.S. Mint December 2013 One Ounce Silver Eagles outsell One Ounce Gold Eagles 22.43 to 1 at the U.S. Mint in December The Gold/Silver Ratio was 61.09/1 in December – Retail investors take advantage of lower bullion prices to buy physical silver and gold in large quantities -2013 Silver Read More →

The Fed’s Meaningless Taper – Podcast 12.20.13

December 2013 Fed Meeting Review Podcast Summary 0:00-2:26 intro Has the Fed Met its Objectives? 2:26:6:30 discussion of Fed’s tapering of quantitative easing (QE) decision, ceremonious exit for Bernanke, Bernanke’s claim that the Fed has met its objectives, Fed tapers to keep options open to further taper; discussion of economic data and its impact on Read More →

December 2013 Fed Meeting Review

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Fed December 2013 Meeting “Beginning in January, the Committee will add to its holdings of agency mortgage-backed securities at a pace of $35 billion per month rather than $40 billion per month, and will add to its holdings of longer-term Treasury securities at a pace of $40 billion per month rather than $45 billion per Read More →

Bitcoin vs. The Dollar – Podcast 12/13/13

Bitcoin vs. the Dollar Bitcoin: Can a Computer Mining Game Become a World Wide Currency? Podcast Summary 0:00-10:24 discussion of the Fed’s intention with respect to tapering QE against the backdrop of a budget deal and recent economic reports;experimental taper to test the market?;tapering still means expanding the Fed’s balance sheet; the impact of tapering Read More →

Fed Interventionism Creates Bubbles Like Bitcoin

Federal Reserve Intervention Creates Bubbles Is Bitcoin Being Manipulated? Podcast Summary 0:00-6:22 Introduction- Week in Review; discussion of interest rates; waiter terminator/robots 6:23-10:00 Review of poor holiday shopping numbers and 3rd Qtr GDP; discussion of the interpretation of economic data and how the Fed uses its to continue QE but also to threaten to taper Read More →

The Silver to Gold Sales Ratio – November 2013

Gold and Silver Sales at the U.S. Mint November 2013 Silver Outsells Gold 52.2775.29 to 1 at the U.S. Mint in November The Gold/Silver Ratio was 63.47/1 in November – Retail investors continue to buy physical silver and gold in large quantities -2013 Silver Eagle sales to date pass 41 million and set all time Read More →

Bitcoin – A Mining Disaster Waiting To Happen

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What Rises as Fast As Bitcoin Inevitably Crashes UPDATE December 4, 2013- Bitcoin Counterfeiting Update December 4, 2013- Bitcoin Thief Steals Millions* See also: The Case Against Bitcoin Will Greater Bitcoin Adoption Mean Higher Prices? Here Comes Bitcoin Regulation “If I can’t find a reindeer, I’ll make one instead”! – Dr.Seuss, How The Grinch Stole Read More →