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 →

Bitcoin, Banks and Black Friday – Podcast 11.29.13

Bitcoin and Banks Bitcoin, Banks and Black Friday Podcast Summary: 0:00-3:00 intro Black Friday 3:00-7:00 discussion of Black Friday; consumption vs. production; the Fed, China, cultural decline 7:00-12:37 discussion of interest rates and recent economic reports 12:37-17:00 Real estate “recovery”, inflation and interest rates, the government shutdown, new home sales,home price appreciation, tapering of QE, Read More →

The Case Against Bitcoin – A Faith Based/Emotion Backed Currency

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The Case Against Bitcoin See also: Bitcoin: A Mining Disaster Waiting to Happen Will Greater Bitcoin Adoption Mean Higher Prices? Here Comes Bitcoin Regulation Bitcoin is backed by nothing other than the hope that it might be worth more tomorrow Bitcoin is a relatively new crypto-currency that has received a lot of media attention recently Read More →

Five Long Years in the Fed’s Potemkin QE Village

The term Potemkin Village comes from the story that Potemkin in order to impress the Empress of Russia constructed fake buildings Pe

The Fed’s Potemkin Village “We pretend to work and they pretend to pay us.” Anonymous Soviet Union “worker” Five Long Years in The Fed’s Potemkin QE Village The term Potemkin Village is derived from the account that Prince Grigory Potemkin once constructed a fake but lavish looking village along the banks of the Dnieper River Read More →

Mexico To Levy New Tax on Gold and Silver Miners

Mexican Mining Tax Check out the Smaulgld Gold Buying Guide Check out the Smaulgld Silver Buying Guide Live Silver Prices Live Gold Prices Will Mexican Mining Tax Curb Silver Supply? Late last month, the upper house of the Mexican Congress approved a new mining royalty tax. The Mexican mining tax would provide for a royalty 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 →