San Francisco Police Ban Chess

San Francisco Bans Chess How To Buy Gold How to Buy Silver Is Chess a Gateway Drug? San Francisco police have cracked down on an unlikely source of urban blight- the sidewalk chess game. The games were cited as a magnet for drug use and sales. San Francisco police have taken to breaking up sidewalk Read More →

Will We See a Taper Tomorrow?

Tomorrow the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve will release the minutes of its September Federal Open Market Committee meeting. We await hints regarding the fate of the the Fed’s quantitative easing program which they have been threatening (bluffing?) to taper at some point this year. A Tapir Tapirs are rare endangered animals their 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 →

The Future of The Housing Market

Real Estate News “I have seen the future and it doesn’t work“- Canadian Journalist Robert Fulford We have written often regarding the economic plight of the millennials and noted because of their precarious circumstance they will not be providing the real estate industry with a robust pipeline of home sales in the coming five to Read More →

Idiot Wind

Idiot Wind “Their minds are filled with big ideas, images and distorted facts…Idiot wind blowing like a circle around my skull From the Grand Coulee Dam to Capitol” Bob Dylan – “Idiot Wind” From Blood on the Tracks Idiot Wind- Bob Dylan Idiot Wind Lyrics See Smaulgld’s Reviews of Bob Dylan’s Albums Please visit the 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 →

The Dark Side Of Artificially Low Interest Rates

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Artificially Low Interest Rates Update November 29, 2016: Click here to see the Smaulgld commentary video to this report below. Artificially low interest rates are bad for the economy. “Public opinion always wants easy money, that is, low interest rates” – Ludvig Von Mises, A Critique of Interventionism Over the past decade or so the Read More →

What a Government Shut Down Means For The Fed and QE

What a Government Shut Down Means for The Fed How To Buy Gold How to Buy Silver “It’s possible you could get some data that change the complexion of the outlook and could make the committee be comfortable with a small taper in October.” St. Louis Fed President James Bullard, one day after the Fed’s Read More →

Top Twenty Smaulgld Blog Posts Through September 2013

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” (#17). Since then we have published seventy posts and the site has received nearly 20,000 unique visitors and over 42,000 page views. While the bulk of Smaulgld.com’s visitors come from Read More →

The Silver to Gold Sales Ratio – September 2013

Gold and Silver Sales at the U.S. Mint September 2013 The Silver to Gold Sales Ratio – September 2013 How To Buy Gold How to Buy Silver Silver Outsells Gold 364 to 1 at the U.S. Mint in September The Gold/Silver Ratio was 62.15/1 in September Retail investors continue to buy physical silver and gold Read More →