October 15, 2021

Is the US willing to give up the world’s reserve currency to fix its trade deficit?

2021.10.15 The balance of trade is an important barometer of a country’s economic […]
September 12, 2021

In Gold We Trust

2021.09.12 Inflation is one of the best determinants of gold price movements, because […]
September 8, 2021

The Debt Trap Part Three: A Debt Jubilee

2021.09.08 Lower interest rates and massive asset purchases by central banks are the […]
July 16, 2021
Sprout-less Gold now Tier 1 Capital

‘Lower for longer’ interest rates + non-transitory inflation keep the shine on gold

2021.07.16 At AOTH we are invested in commodities we expect are going to […]
June 10, 2021

Investors beat central banks and jewelry, as having the most influence on gold prices

Our research shows that most retail investors, who are the main drivers of gold’s price, trust gold more than fiat (paper) currencies to preserve their purchasing power. When debt soars, when real interest rates go negative, when cash becomes trash, gold shines brightest.
May 25, 2021

Peak mined silver reached

According to Sprott Insights, the three areas of growing demand — solar, 5G and automotive — potentially account for greater than 125 million ounces, annually, in 10 years. Where is this new silver supply going to come from?

Their conclusion? “We do not see enough supply growth to offset the demand growth,” with mine supply falling since 2016 and “we do not see enough projects in development to generate the kind of production levels in question, at least not at current silver prices.”
May 24, 2021

Max’s exploration success at CESAR project comes right as copper enters “super bull” territory

Energy and precious metals explorer Max Resource Corp. (TSX.V: MXR; OTC: MXROF; Frankfurt: M1D2) continues to make significant progress at its flagship CESAR project in northeastern Colombia, along what is considered to be the world’s largest copper-producing belt in the Andean.
May 17, 2021

Gold historically follows inflation higher. Will it do so again?

According to the World Gold Council, gold is the third most consistently bought investment (46%), behind savings accounts (78%) and life insurance (56%).

According to the World Gold Council, gold is the third most consistently bought investment (46%), behind savings accounts (78%) and life insurance (56%).

Precious metals are among the best places to park your money in times of economic or political distress.
May 15, 2021

New Found Gold, Eric Sprott show confidence in Exploits with $8M upsized private placement

Shareholders in Exploits Development Corp (CSE:NFLD, FSE:634-FF) were rewarded this week with an explosive move in the stock price following an announced $8 million financing.
May 15, 2021

Codebase Ventures’ Arcology platform moves one step closer to public testnet

One company that aims to address the common problems faced by blockchain networks is Arcology, a blockchain company 30% owned by Codebase Ventures Inc. (CSE: CODE) (FSE: C5B) (OTCQB: BKLLF).

Inspired by the challenges associated with ethereum's mass adoption, the Arcology team is developing a radically new blockchain ecosystem designed to scale at unprecedented speed by reducing costs and increasing enterprise capabilities.
May 3, 2021

Gold to benefit from mounting US debt pile

Climbing yields, as investors rotate funds out of bonds into stocks, on increasing confidence in the economy, is the primary reason why the prices of precious metals gold and silver have pulled back in recent weeks. For now.
April 29, 2021

Gold, silver, inflation and Quantifornication ‘out the wazoo’

While precious metals have somewhat been subdued over recent weeks, there’s a storm brewing that could set gold, and by extension silver, on an upward trajectory once again.
April 29, 2021

Silver to hit $30 on expected 8-year-high demand

According to the Silver Institute, global demand for silver will rise to 1.025 billion ounces in 2021, the highest in eight years, led by investments in industrial and investment-grade physical silver, ie., bars and coins.

“The outlook for the silver price in 2021 remains exceptionally encouraging, with the annual average price projected to rise by 46 percent to … $30,” it said in a statement.
April 23, 2021

The role of silver in Chinese history

There was a time when China had an appetite for silver, and the West hungered for Chinese goods.

In a world dominated by paper currencies, we sometimes forget the role of gold and silver in fostering international trade and creating the basis of the monetary system as we know it today.

Many scholars consider the silver trade to mark the beginning of the global economy, with one historian noting that silver “went round the world and made the world go round.”

The precious metal has made an indelible mark on Chinese history, helping both to build an empire and to destroy it.

April 17, 2021

Mined gold supply still not keeping up with demand

With gold prices rising 22% in 2020, a pertinent question is whether the world can produce enough of the precious metal to meet rising demand — especially considering we are entering what could be a particularly ugly period of inflation
April 14, 2021

Inflation, real interest rates revisited

Gold prices ticked higher on Tuesday after inflation data showed US consumer prices rose in March for the fourth straight month and inflation hit its highest level in 2.5 years.

The US Federal Reserve, whose dual mandate is to keep inflation in the “Goldilocks zone” of around 2% and to control unemployment, has been downplaying inflation, telling the public that even if prices rise, it will only be temporary.
April 6, 2021

Under the Spotlight – Exploits Discovery Corp.

Exploits Discovery Corp. is a Canadian mineral exploration company focused on the acquisition and development of mineral projects in Newfoundland, Canada. The Company holds the Middle Ridge, True Grit, Great Bend, Mt. Peyton, Jonathans Pond, and Gazeebow projects, which cumulatively cover an area over 2,000 km². All projects within Exploits’ portfolio lie within the Exploits Subzone and Gander River Ultramafic Belt (GRUB) of the Dunnage Zone, which contain the majority of Newfoundland’s gold mineral occurrences and exploration efforts, including New Found Gold’s 2019 discovery of 92.86 g/t Au over 19.0 meters near surface. The Exploits Subzone has been the focus of major staking and financing throughout 2020, with increased exploration activities forecasted in the area moving into 2021.
March 27, 2021

AOTH stocks – project development stages and risk versus reward

When looking for an investment, the approach I take involves looking at the global, big picture conditions. I study trends, read the news, basically watch and listen to what’s going on in the world. Then I study the different sectors to select the one (or ones) that I think is going to match up well with the overriding, long-term theme. This is top-down investing.

The second part of my search for the dominant investment is a bottom-up approach. This is where I find individual companies, in the specific sector I have chosen to invest in.
March 25, 2021

Wage slaves vs gold owners

According to Pew Research the real average wage, which Pew defines as “the wage after accounting for inflation” has roughly the same purchasing power as it did 43 years ago.

In real terms average hourly earnings peaked more than 45 years ago: The $4.03-an-hour rate recorded in January 1973 had the same purchasing power that $23.68 would today
March 14, 2021

The 50th anniversary of Nixon’s colossal error

It seems fitting that the year we are expecting to see an unprecedented rise in US government spending and money-printing to spur an economic recovery, marks the 50th anniversary of the end of the gold standard.

Done at the time to fight an economic crisis, we are still feeling the effects of this disastrous decision, five decades on.

In this article, we explain why President Nixon did what he did, and why every promise that unshackling the US government from the requirement of maintaining the dollar's value in terms of gold would mean for the United States, has been broken.
March 10, 2021

Global growth spurt, pent-up demand support higher inflation

The sell-off in bonds that has been tripping up gold prices may be over, with some investors anticipating the bond market will calm down, as appetite for US government debt revives following the sharp rise in yields.

“We think a big part of the bond-yield move has played out,” Wall Street Journal quoted a portfolio manager at PineBridge Investments. “At this level of yields, we do expect additional buyers to come in. That tends to stabilize the yield level.”

Gold bugs are closely watching what happens with Treasuries
March 5, 2021

Real interest rates and gold

Several factors influence gold prices (mainly the US dollar, gold ETF inflows/ outflows, inflation rate, bond yields, safe haven demand, physical gold demand, gold supply) but none is more reliable than real interest rates.

The demand for gold moves inversely to interest rates — the higher the rate of interest, the lower the demand for gold, the lower the rate of interest the higher the demand for gold.
March 2, 2021

Dolly Varden advancing one of the world’s few “pure play” silver projects

“Native silver” found in the Earth’s crust on its own, is relatively rare. More commonly, it is mined alongside gold, or as a by-product of zinc-lead ore. There are currently only 75 “pure play” silver companies, most of whom have projects in Chile, Argentina, Mexico and Peru.

The rarity of silver and gold becomes apparent when we consider how little of both have been mined throughout history – just 190,000 tonnes of gold and 1.6 million tonnes of silver. Or in ounce terms, 6.1 billion oz of gold and 51.3 billion oz of silver. All the gold ever mined in the world could fit into a cube 21.6 meters on each side, and all the above-ground silver could fit into a 55m cube.
February 25, 2021

Why now might be a good time to buy gold and gold juniors

2021.02.25 Gold has been taking a beating in recent weeks, the sell-off prompted […]
February 20, 2021

Arcology publishes source code on GitHub to gain feedback from blockchain community

2021.02.20 2021 could be the year that cryptocurrency finally hits the big leagues […]
February 3, 2021

2020 Bitcoin Mania

2021.02.03 Will Bitcoin be a replacement for gold and fiat currency? The resurgence […]
January 20, 2021

Captain Biden now piloting MMT Adventure

2021.01.20 Gold may have come off the boil after rising above $1,900 an […]
November 14, 2020
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Free-spending Biden and/or continued Fed stimulus will hike gold prices

2020-11-14 Gold may have come off the boil a bit after rising beyond […]
October 6, 2020
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Silver to follow gold higher, on continued strong investment and industrial demand

2020.10.06 Gold and silver appear to be bouncing back from the drubbing they […]
August 14, 2020

Falling dollar not enough to lift commodities higher

2020.08.14 Commodity prices rise and fall with economic conditions. Conventional wisdom has it […]
July 8, 2020

Gold + silver gaining on dollar weakness

2020.07.08 The US economy is nowhere near recovering from the lockdown measures imposed […]
May 24, 2020

Resurgent dollar paving route to higher gold

2020.05.24 In the 1960s, French politician Valéry d’Estaing complained that the United States […]
April 30, 2020

Gold versus fiat

2020.04.30   What exactly does it mean when pundits say that gold is […]
April 25, 2020

The Fed can’t print silver

2020.04.25 Silver prices will test $19 an ounce later this year on the […]
March 17, 2020

How a ‘Debt Jubilee’ + mining could be a path to coronavirus recovery

2020.03.17 Stock markets rebounded on Tuesday, after the White House announced further measures […]
March 14, 2020

Economic stimulus can’t save US from deflation and recession

2020.03.14 One of the worst weeks on Wall Street mercifully ended on Friday. […]
March 7, 2020

Coronavirus infects dollar

2020.03.07 Up to a month ago the US dollar was showing resilience in […]
February 26, 2020

Trump or Sanders? Both will pile up the debt

2020.02.26 Whether it’s a Democrat or a Republican installed in the White House […]
February 21, 2020

Paper money rejection is gold’s Minsky Moment

2020.02.21 In our last article (A Minsky Moment is coming for gold) we […]
February 20, 2020

A Minsky Moment is coming for gold

2020.02.20 “Minsky Moment” refers to the idea that periods of bullish speculation will […]
December 20, 2019

Gold vs cash in a crisis

2019.12.20 Mattress stuffers or bullion holders? Who fares better in a crisis? North American […]
October 19, 2019

The Coming Great Global Reset

2019.10.19 In the first quarter of 2019, global debt hit $246.5 trillion. Encouraged […]
September 4, 2019

Five Feet High And Rising

2019.09.04 How high’s the water, mama? Five feet high and risin’ How high’s the […]
July 30, 2019

Why Trump’s low-dollar plan won’t work

2019.07.30 The slowdown in the United States, and throughout the world, has led […]
July 6, 2019

Quantifornication round 4 on its way

2019.07.06 Californication is a brilliant 1999 song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Many of […]
July 6, 2019

Quantifornication round 4 on its way

2019.07.06 Californication is a brilliant 1999 song by the Red Hot Chili Peppers. Many of […]
July 3, 2019

De-dollarization has begun

2019.07.03 In the 1960s, French politician Valéry d’Estaing complained that the United States […]
June 27, 2019

US prepares for Currency war

2019.06.27 The 1997 Asian Financial Crisis serves as a reminder of what happens when competing […]
June 20, 2019

Why are central banks buying gold and dumping dollars?

2019.06.20 The US Federal Reserve, the country’s central bank, did what many expected […]
June 20, 2019

Why are central banks buying gold and dumping dollars?

2019.06.20 The US Federal Reserve, the country’s central bank, did what many expected […]
June 1, 2019

How China wins trade war

2019.06.01 The trade feud between the US and China has deteriorated into trench […]
April 13, 2019

How central bank gold buying is undermining the dollar

2019.04.13 Ahead of the Herd has been digging into why central banks are […]
April 10, 2019

MMT is a spectacularly Dem idea

2019.04.10 Economists are good for one thing, and that is creating theories. The […]
April 9, 2019

Sprout-less Gold now Tier 1 Capital

2019.04.09 Gold is often criticized by Wall Street as being kind of a […]
March 8, 2019

Why the record US trade deficit is good for commodities

2019.03.08 On Monday a headline that must have put Donald Trump in a […]
February 14, 2019

The global infrastructure deficit – the road not yet taken

2019.02.14 Infrastructure is the physical systems – the roads, power transmission lines and […]
December 8, 2018

Trump vs the Fed: who wins?

2018.12.08 Who controls the US economy? The “power of the purse” resides within […]
November 1, 2018

The beginning of the end of the dollar

2018.11.01 Donald Trump will go down in history for many things, including a […]
August 9, 2018

Bond Market Bear Creating Gold Bull

2018.08.09 Gold is climbing as bond yields rise and the dollar falls, over […]