Will Greater Adoption Mean Higher Bitcoin Prices?

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Bitcoin Adoption and Prices. Greater Bitcoin Merchant Adoption Won’t Mean Higher Bitcoin Prices. Will a greater number of merchants accepting bitcoin drive its price higher or will the price drop as bitcoin holders dump bitcoins on accepting merchants? Check out the Smaulgld Gold Buying Guide Check out the Smaulgld Silver Buying Guide “Control of the Read More →

Economists and Weathermen

The End of QE? Buy Physical Silver Online The End of QE? Podcast Summary: 0:00-3:50 Intro Quantitative Easing Equals Bailonomics 3:50 -9:12 Discussion of Bernanke’s exit from the Fed Chair of the Federal Reserve and the value of the dollar as a safe haven in a crisis (even ones involving the US), emerging markets turmoil Read More →

The Silver to Gold Sales Ratio – January 2014

Gold and Silver Sales at the U.S. Mint January 2014 One Ounce Silver Eagles outsell One Ounce Gold Eagles 76.4 to 1 at the U.S. Mint in January The Gold/Silver Ratio was 64.98/1 in January U.S. Mint Starts 2014 with Strong Sales of Physical Gold and Silver Bullion – Retail investors take advantage of lower Read More →

How Germany and China Could Mess Up the Fed’s Taper Plans

How Germany and China May Throw off the Fed’s Taper Plans Podcast Summary: 0:00-3:00 Intro Will The Fed Taper?/Germany’s Gold and Manipulation 3:00-6:54 Will the Fed continue to taper next week? Louis notes that even with another taper the current QE represents a massive increase in the amount of money printed. Louis predicts some sort Read More →

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 →