CEO at Monetary Metals

Keith Weiner is founder of the Gold Standard Institute USA in Phoenix, Arizona, and CEO of precious metals fund manager Monetary Metals. He created DiamondWare, a technology company which he sold to Nortel ... more

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Wealth Accumulation Is Becoming Impossible
The prices of the metals barely budged this week.
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Motte And Bailey Fallacy
The broad assertion implies that the dollar is the unit of account, the measure of value, the store of value, and the extinguisher of debt. And that gold is a barbarous relic. This bailey cannot be defended.
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A Wealth Tax Consumes Capital
The Fed and other central banks will be fighting to keep the music going, liberally putting pennies in the fuse boxes at the first sign that a credit circuit might shut down. But the Fed is neither omnipotent nor omniscient.
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The Purchasing Power Of Capital
The price of gold dropped $20, and silver 43 cents. For reference, $20 was once worth just about an ounce of gold. Dollar was a unit of measure, a weight of gold equal to 1/20.67 ounce of fine gold.
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Treasury Bond Backwardation
The prices of the metals was not the big news this week. The price of repo—a repurchase agreement, to sell and repurchase a Treasury—skyrocketed
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Why Are People Now Selling Their Silver?
This week, the prices of the metals fell further, with gold -$18 and silver -$0.73.
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GLD SPDR Gold Trust ETF
GTU Central GoldTrust
PALL ETFS PHYSICAL PALLAD
PHYS Sprott Physical Gold Trust
PSLV Sprott Physical Silver Trust ET
SLV iShares Silver Trust

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We Need A Free Market In Interest Rates
We don't have a free market in interest rates. Monetary Metals is developing one.

Work Experience

CEO
Monetary Metals
May 2012 - Present (7 years 7 months)

Monetary Metals is the pioneer of gold investments. An investment is an asset bought with the expectation of a yield. We developed and manage a fund that provides a yield on gold, paid in gold. This is the first true gold investment since the 1930’s. Investors in this fund are high net worth individuals, family offices, funds, and institutions. The company also publishes analysis of the gold, silver and credit markets.

Founder
Gold Standard Institute USA
June 2012 - Present (7 years 6 months)

The Gold Standard Institute, based in Phoenix AZ, is a non-profit educational organization dedicated to spreading awareness and knowledge of gold, and to promoting the use of gold as money. The Gold Standard Institute serves the public and promotes the general welfare through dissemination of gold’s virtues and its role in a society that values liberty and justice for all. The Gold Standard Institute was founded in 2012 by economist and monetary scientist Keith Weiner.

Education

New Austrian School of Economics (non accredited)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
2009 / 2012
Economics Monetary Science

Publications

The Theory of Interest and Prices in Paper Currency
Keith Weiner
The Gold Standard Institute
04/15/2013

Most people assume that if the money supply increases, then prices will increase. And if prices are expected to increase, then interest rates will go up.

This is the economic equivalent of the Medieval belief that if you throw a rock, it flies straight until it runs out of force, then turns a corner and falls straight down.

This is my theory.

The Unadulterated Gold Standard
Keith Weiner
The Gold Standard Institute
10/15/2012

An in-depth discussion of the gold standard, what it is and how it works.

A Free Market for Goods, Services, and Money,
Keith Weiner
09/05/2012

My dissertation.

I prove that all government interventions necessarily reduce the ability of people to coordinate their actions in the market. Also examine the regime of the irredeemable debt-based dollar, and show how it's failing including several indicators.