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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New Inflation Indicator
Everyone uses the word inflation when prices go up.
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Debt And Profit In Russell 2000 Firms
We are in an economy that all acclaim to be “strong” and “healthy”. Debt is rising, as is GDP and employment.
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What Causes Loss Of Purchasing Power
Consumer prices are not rising as a consequence of monetary policy. If they’re rising, it’s despite the falling interest rate, and due to the government constantly forcing producers to add more and more ingredients to the production of everything.
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Will Basel III Send Gold To The Moon
A bank borrows to finance its lending. It makes money, by paying a lower interest rate on its borrowing than it charges on its lending.
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On Board Keynes Express To Ruin
Are the gold bugs among the one in a million who see the root of the problem? Or do they see the capitalists getting rich, and want the same for themselves? They see stocks and bonds and real estate going up, and the capitalists profiteering from it.
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Keynes Was A Vicious Bastard
The price of gold went up three bucks, and silver down three cents. In other words, not much at all.
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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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Keith Weiner
Solonthethinker I've written about the immorality of both counterfeiting, and of forcing people to use counterfeit… more
Keith Weiner
Solonthethinker That's how I define inflation--monetary counterfeiting. And I will defend that to the death, no ma… more
Keith Weiner
ckcohen1972 Solonthethinker Its not true that rising quantity of currency -->...

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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 1 month)

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)

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.