Top Fifteen Smaulgld Blog Posts From April – June 2014 & All Time

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Top Blog Posts April 1- June 30, 2014

1. The Housing Recovery That Never Was, Is Over 2,370 views.

From April 2014

2. How a Stock Market Crash Will End the Economic Recovery 2,217 views.

This post from January 2014 notes that the entire economic recovery is based on boosting stock prices and when stock prices collapse so will the “recovery”.

3. What Happens After the Next Stock Market Crash? Poll 2,077 views.

This blog post/poll from early January 2014 notes that after recent stock market crashes the Fed has reflated the markets by adding liquidity. Will they be able to do the same next time. The poll asks where investors will put their money after the next stock market crash.

4. Top Foreign Holders of U.S. Debt 1,644 views

From May 2014

5. Think the Fed Destroyed the Dollar? 1,261 views

From April 2014

6. Gold Reserves By Country- Top Twenty 1,231 views

from March 2014

7. The Housing Inventory Shortage Myth 1,227

From April 2014

8. The Dark Side Of Artificially Low Interest Rates 782 views.

This blog post from October 2013 discusses how artificially low interest rates cause an economy more harm than good.

9. Twelve Ways Silver is Different Than Gold 728 views.

Published in August 2013, this blog post has served as an evergreen resource containing some little known but important differences between silver and the yellow metal.

10. Silver vs. The Dow 724 views

From April 2014

11. Gold vs. the Dow 692 views

From April 2014

12. Why Saudi Arabia Matters in Helping to Keep the U.S. Dollar as the World’s Reserve Currency 643 views.

This blog post from October 2013 gives historical perspective dating from Bretton Woods to the current time regarding how the U.S. dollar has retained world-wide hegemony since 1944.

13. The Price of Silver in 1979 & 1980 vs. 2013 & 2014 635 views.

In March of 2014 we noted that the current price of silver is lower now than in the late 1970’s early 1980’s. This blog post covers the Hunt Brothers, the similarities between Presidents Obama and Carter and the inflation of the late 1970’s early 1980’s.

14. Obama, Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac Hit the Panic Button on Housing 552 views

From May 2014

15. Home Equity Loans – The Homeowners’ Grand Delusion 518 views.

From June 2014

Top Posts of All Time

1. Twelve Ways Silver is Different Than Gold 5,064 views.

2. How a Stock Market Crash Will End the Economic Recovery 4,654 views.

3. The Coming Real Estate Supply/Demand Inventory Reversal 4,332 views.

This piece was published in June 2013 at the height of the housing “recovery” and predicted that more inventory would come on the market as demand dropped due to a tepid economy and higher interest rates.

4. What Happens After the Next Stock Market Crash? Poll 4,013 views.

5. Why the End of Quantitative Easing May be Bad For The Dollar (& Good For Gold & Silver) 3,750 views.

6. The Dark Side Of Artificially Low Interest Rates 3,527 views.

7. Why the Housing “Recovery” is a Farce – Illustrated by Two Charts 3,246 views.

This blog post from February 2014 illustrates that during the housing recovery new home sales are at near historic lows and retail and first time home buying is also at near historic lows.

8. Millennials: Not Part of The Club Yet 3,052 views.

This blog post from early January 2014 covers the economic plight of millennials and places most of the blame on the Federal Reserve’s quantitative easing program.

9. The False Housing Recovery of 2013 and How it Unraveled 2,847 views.

This October 2013 blog post chronicled the 2013 housing market and noted that the housing recovery was no recovery at all.

10. Bitcoin – A Mining Disaster Waiting To Happen 2,806 views.

This December 2013 blog post followed “The Case Against Bitcoin” and discussed the artificial scarcity of bitcoin and the lack of a concrete basis for the value of bitcoin.

11. Is a Gold and Silver Supply and Demand Price Adjustment Coming? 2,514 views.

12. The Housing Recovery That Never Was, Is Over 2,370 views.

From April 2014

13. The Recovery Has Reversed Course – Welcome to the Revocery 2,335 views.

This blog post from September 2013 highlighted that the economy was weak and that the rising stock and real estate markets were not indicative of the underlying health of the economy and were a product of the artificially low interest rates brought about by the Fed’s QE program.

14. The Case Against Bitcoin – A Faith Based/Emotion Backed Currency 2,069 views.

This November blog post was written when the price of bitcoin hit its high price of the year – over $1200 – and discussed the reasons the crypto currency might not live up to the hype.

15. Gold Reserves By Country- Top Twenty 2,042 views

From March 2014

16. The Disconnect Between Home Prices and The Economy 1,870 views.

This blog post from August 2013 made it clear that rising home prices could not be sustained without a healthy job market.

17. The Dark Side of Rising Home Prices 1,826 views.

This blog post from July 2013 highlights why rising home prices aren’t necessarily a good thing.

18. The Price of Silver in 1979 & 1980 vs. 2013 & 2014 1,739 views.

19. Gold and Real Estate Are Assets, Not Investments 1,651 views.

This blog post from May 2013 discusses why gold and real estate held as primary residences should not be considered investments.

20. Top Foreign Holders of U.S. Debt from May 2014 1,644 views.

21. Negative Interest Rates and Janet Yellen 1,632 views.

This blog post was published in October 2013 shortly after the announcement that Janet Yellen was nominated to become the Chair of the Federal Reserve in January when Ben Bernanke’s second term expires.

22. Why Saudi Arabia Matters in Helping to Keep the U.S. Dollar as the World’s Reserve Currency 1,580 views.

23. Buying Physical Gold and Silver 1,497 views.

24. Real Estate’s Underwater/Down Side Sticky Catch-22 1,463 views.

This blog post from September 2013 discusses the unique dynamic of underwater home owners and reluctant home sellers and their impact on restraining housing inventory and prices.

25. 2014 Predictions For Gold and Silver 1,432 views.

This blog post contains a podcast where we shared our 2014 predictions for gold and silver.

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