The Silver to Gold Sales Ratio – February 2014

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Gold and Silver Sales at the U.S. Mint February 2014 Buy Physical Silver Online One Ounce Silver Eagles outsell One Ounce Gold Eagles 170.45 to 1 at the U.S. Mint in February The Gold/Silver Ratio was 68.22/1 in January up from 64.98 in January U.S. Mint Continues 2014 with Strong Sales of Physical Silver Bullion Read More →

To Continue or Not To Continue Tapering QE – Fed Presidents Muse

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A few Fed Presidents are continuing to vocalize their insistence on continuing to taper their quantitative easing (QE) program. While the minority Fed President hawks have never liked the program, and have warned about distortions in the market, bubbles and inflation, they are now saying the Fed can taper because the economy is strengthening. We 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 →

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 →