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 →

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 →

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 →