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!

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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 →

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 →

The West Sells Paper Gold While the East Buys Physical Gold

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The West Sells Gold While the East Buys Gold In this quick video on CNBC the announcer makes the point that the price of gold is dropping as those in the west sell paper gold. In the east, however, the announcer notes that physical gold is being bought en masse mentioning the long lines to Read More →

Dysfunctional Fiscal and Monetary Policies

Dysfunctional Monetary and Fiscal Policies How To Buy Gold How to Buy Silver Podcast Summary Louis and Ryan discuss the ongoing budget debates. Ryan notes that Congress continues to raise the debt ceiling. Louis highlights the dysfunctional monetary and fiscal policies of the Fed and Congress. Louis notes that both pretend they are interested in Read More →

It’s Yellen! Obama to Nominate Janet Yellen to Federal Reserve Chair Post

Janet Yellen Nominated To Lead The Federal Reserve How To Buy Gold How to Buy Silver President Obama will nominate Janet Yellen to lead the Federal Reserve when Ben Bernanke’s term ends in January next year. Janet Yellen is considered to be even more of a dove than Ben Bernanke when it comes to monetary Read More →

The Impact of The Government Shut Down On the Economy – Podcast 10.4.13

The Impact of a Government Shut Down on the Economy How To Buy Gold How to Buy Silver Summary of Podcast Ryan reviews all the reasons that quantitative easing (QE) is still in place. Louis notes that he and Ryan had mentioned last week that the Fed might use a government shut down to as Read More →

U.S. Department Of The Treasury Warns: Value of Dollar At Risk

The Dollar at Risk “A default would be unprecedented and has the potential to be catastrophic” U.S. Treasury Secretary Jack Lew October 3, 2013 How To Buy Gold How to Buy Silver The U.S. Department Of The Treasury released a report today warning that a default would be unprecedented and potentially catastrophic. It notes that Read More →