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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Central Planning Is More Than Just Friction
It is easy to think of government interference into the economy like a kind of friction.
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What They Don’t Want You To Know About Prices
If Carl Menger taught us anything, it’s that change occurs at the margin. If you hike the minimum wage by one penny, someone is laid off. The marginal worker.
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Who Knows The Right Interest Rate
If the Fed stops hiking rates now, what room will it have to do something to help avert/mitigate the next crisis?
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Modern Monetary Theory: A Cargo Cult
The prices of the metals rose this week, especially on Friday. The exchange rate of gold went up twenty two US dollars, and that of silver 41 US cents.
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The Dollar Works Just Fine
Currency, unlike gold metal, can have a zero-spread. That means it’s perfectly frictionless.
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Rising Interest And Prices, Gold And Silver Report
For years, people blamed the global financial crisis on greed. Doesn’t this make you want to scream out, “what, were people not greedy in 2007 or 1997??” Greed utterly fails to explain the phenomenon.
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STOCKS I FOLLOW

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 (6 years 11 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 (6 years 10 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.