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Pension Funds Start Looking to Gold to Avert Disaster

Pension Funds Start Looking to Gold to Avert Disaster
By Stefan Gleason, Money Metals Exchange Public and private pension plans face a dual crisis. The first and most obvious threat to pensioners is that defined-benefit vehicles are severely underfunded. By one estimate, pension systems taken as a whole are $638 billion in the red. Some are in better shape financially than others. But all pension plans will have to... Read More

Fed Chairman Powell Is Vowing to Wreck the Currency

Fed Chairman Powell Is Vowing to Wreck the Currency
By Mike Gleason, Money Metals Exchange As the Federal Reserve embarks on a new campaign to raise inflation rates, markets may be in for a change in character.  On Wednesday, Fed Chairman Jerome Powell announced that the central bank would be targeting an inflation “average” of 2%. By the Fed’s measures, inflation has been running below 2% in recent years.... Read More

Has the Fed Let the Inflation Genie Out of the Bottle?

Has the Fed Let the Inflation Genie Out of the Bottle?
By Stefan Gleason, Money Metals Exchange The dramatic ascent of precious metals markets this summer reflects what could be just the start of a longer-term decline and fall in the Federal Reserve Note’s value and status. With gold prices surpassing $2,000/oz recently, the monetary metal has now made new all-time highs versus all the world’s major fiat currencies. Gold is,... Read More

Crisis Exposes Devastating Consequences of Fed Policy

Crisis Exposes Devastating Consequences of Fed Policy
Crisis Exposes Devastating Consequences of Fed Policy: Americans Have No Savings Two weeks ago, during a March 17 address to the nation in response to the COVID-19 outbreak, President Donald Trump asked that Americans work from home, postpone unnecessary travel, and limit social gatherings to no more than 10 people. And last week, on March 27, Trump signed a stimulus... Read More

Sound Money State Index Identifies Friends & Enemies of Precious Metals Investors

Sound Money State Index Identifies Friends & Enemies of Precious Metals Investors
Listen to the Podcast Audio: Click Here Mike Gleason: It is my privilege now to welcome in JP Cortez with the Sound Money Defense League, a nonpartisan national public policy organization working to restore sound money at the state and federal level. JP is a proponent of and has studied in the Austrian school of economics and his role at... Read More

R.I.P. Paul Volcker, the Last “Good” Central Banker

R.I.P. Paul Volcker, the Last “Good” Central Banker
The last true enemy of inflation the Federal Reserve has seen died earlier this week. Paul Volcker, former chairman of the Federal Reserve from 1979-1987, has passed away. Credited with tampering incredibly high levels of inflation during the Carter and Reagan administration by jacking up interest rates to unpleasant levels, Volcker’s passing harkens back to a time when central bankers... Read More

Wyoming, Texas, Utah Top 2019’s Sound Money Index

Wyoming, Texas, Utah Top 2019’s Sound Money Index
Wyoming, Texas, Utah Top 2019’s Sound Money Index — Vermont, Arkansas, New Jersey Among the Worst States Precious Metals Dealer, Sound Money Group Rank the 50 States’ Gold and Silver Policies Charlotte, NC (December 2, 2019) – “Is Your State Destroying Your Money?” asks the Sound Money Defense League and Money Metals Exchange with the release of the 2019 Sound... Read More

Congressman Prods Attorney General on Gold, Silver Trading Questions Ignored by CFTC

Congressman Prods Attorney General on Gold, Silver Trading Questions Ignored by CFTC
By Chris Powell, Money Metals Exchange A U.S. representative who has been pressing the Treasury Department, Federal Reserve, and Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) with questions about the gold and silver markets has asked Attorney General William P. Barr to try intervene and get answers from the commission. In a letter dated November 1 and made public today, the U.S.... Read More

Why Nobody Chants “End the Fed” Anymore

Why Nobody Chants “End the Fed” Anymore
Americans hated it when the Federal Reserve handed trillions of dollars to crooked Wall Street banks following the 2008 Financial Crisis. Politicians were confronted about the merits of central banking and bailouts. For the first time in history, college students were chanting “End the Fed” at campaign rallies as Ron Paul took the central bank to task during his presidential... Read More

The Fed’s “Not QE” Is Morphing into “QE4ever”

The Fed’s “Not QE” Is Morphing into “QE4ever”
Another week, another new and expanded repo market intervention by the Federal Reserve. On Thursday, the Federal Reserve Bank of New York intervened twice with fresh liquidity injections. Fed officials raised their offerings for overnight repos up from $75 billion to a staggering $120 billion. This comes on top of the $60 billion per month in Treasury bill purchases that... Read More