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March 6, 2024Original Analysis

Ron Paul: Fed’s “Dollar Destruction” and Moral Crisis

Ron Paul’s recent op-ed from the Ron Paul Institute for Peace and Prosperity, reprinted in the Orange County Register, breaks down the profound damage caused by central bank money printing: it pits savers against speculators, encouraging consumers to use debt to fund basic needs since their savings are constantly evaporating due to monetary debasement.

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February 22, 2024Key Gold Headlines

Is a Weak Yen Feeding the Global Gold Bull?

The gold price has been surging, with unprecedented central bank demand gobbling up supply. It has been a force to behold — especially as US monetary policy has been relatively tight since 2022, and 10-year Treasury yields have rocketed up, which generally puts firm downward pressure on gold against USD. 

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February 19, 2024Original Analysis

Biden Blames Retailers for Inflation Created by his Policies

On Super Bowl Sunday, President Biden took to X (formerly Twitter) to skewer consumer brands for “shrinkflation,” a phenomenon where product vendors reduce package sizes without proportionally reducing price, in what essentially amounts to a per unit cost increase for consumers. The video explicitly calls out popular snack brands such as Breyers, Gatorade, and Tostitos— all food […]

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February 8, 2024Original Analysis

Election-Year Gold Trends & Factors for 2024

While broader macroeconomic trends are always what’s most significant for the gold price during any given election, some interesting trends emerge when you look at the numbers. And when an election is contentious, historic, or chaotic as 2024’s promises to be, the outcome is all the more significant for gold.

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February 6, 2024Original Analysis

Exter’s Inverted Pyramid of Risk

In the landscape of economic foresight, John Exter, a distinguished hard money advocate and former precious metals expert for The Fed, offers a model that resonates with the principles upheld here at SchiffGold. Developed in the 1970s, Exter’s Inverted Pyramid of Risk remains as relevant as ever, especially in assessing assets through the lens of […]

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January 11, 2024Guest Commentaries

How the Secret Service Abandoned the Gold Standard

A US government operation led by the Secret Service from 1865 covertly dismantled the gold and silver currency system. This strategic move, propelled by two acts of Congress, was a cunning ploy that centralized economic power. A commentator from the Mises Institute explores the little-known involvement of the Secret Service in this historical development, and […]

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January 4, 2024Guest Commentaries

The US Treasury Is Running Low on Credit

The US is on the brink of a debt disaster, spiraling into $33 trillion of debt. That is over 180% of GDP.  The cause? Skyrocketing government spending matched with insufficient tax revenues, leading to ever-deepening deficits. The US Treasury is now low on credit and out of time. Interest payments on this colossal debt have […]

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