26 posts categorized as "Gold"

Ten Things Every Economist Should Know about the Gold Standard

June 12, 2015, by Dave Blair

Many economists tend to get their monetary history wrong when it comes to the gold standard. As George Selgin points out in an article published on the Cato Institute’s website, “if there’s one monetary history topic that tends to get handled especially sloppily by monetary economists, not to mention other sorts, this is it.” In…

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Global Gold Outlook Report

May 26, 2015, by Roland Manarin

I’ve worked with Claudio Grass, managing director of the Switzerland-based Global Gold, Inc., for more than five years and enjoy his perspective. To that end, I thought I’d share a recent report published by the organization he leads, titled Global Gold Outlook Report. This issue covers several topics, including: “Switzerland: The last bastion of liberty”;…

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Rising Rates and Gold — The Myth

March 23, 2015, by Roland Manarin

When exactly the Fed will begin raising the Fed Funds Rate has been in the news for a while now. And the timing of the rate increase is yet to be determined. However, the prospect of these increases is successfully keeping investors on the sidelines as investment banks continue to perpetuate the myth that rising…

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The 3-Minute Case for Owning Gold Coins

March 16, 2015, by Dave Blair

It’s difficult to put into simple terms the importance of owning physical gold coins. However, this video posted on the, does it well by drawing a historical parallel to the Titanic shipwreck. Through a clever narrative and illustrations, the video conveys the importance of owning a “lifeboat” (ie. physical gold) if and when a…

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Jim Cramer is Going Gold

January 12, 2015, by Philip Mead

As many of you are aware, a core principle of the Manarin investment philosophy is to main a position in gold as a long-term hedge against inflation and shocks to the financial markets. I thought you might be interested in knowing that, according to an article published by Yahoo Finance, Jim Cramer, the flamboyant, stock-picking…

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Why Uncle Sam is Hoarding Gold

October 17, 2013, by Aron Huddleston

Many people are skeptical about gold these days. Its value dropped by $500 an ounce in the past year and by $100 just in the past month. So why won’t the United States Treasury consider selling some of the country’s gold reserves to pay the bills if the budget crisis escalates? According to a recent…

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