Matthew Piepenberg

Matthew Piepenberg Articles

Below, we look at four deliberately ignored reasons why extreme liquidity is drowning paper money. Reason 1: The Taper Debate May Not be a Debate at All
Below, we ask a simple question: Is the war on COVID the needed pretext for even more centralized market “performance?” After all, who needs free markets when central bank liquidity determines price forces via endless COVID bailouts?
Below we unpack the implications behind central bank gold purchases (rising), negative real yields (falling) and Stanley Fischer’s Fed-speak (cringing).
Earlier in July, U.S. President Biden came away from a meeting with Fed Chairman Jerome Powell and calmly announced that in addition to inflation being “short term,” we should fear not, as Biden also “made it clear to Chairman Powell that...
For informed investors who have successfully traversed the tired Bitcoin vs. Gold debate and recognized the critical importance of owning physical (as opposed to paper/ETF) gold as an obvious antidote to globally debased currencies and...
Fact checking politicos, headlines and central bankers is one thing. Putting their “facts” into context is another. Toward that end, it’s critical to place so-called “economic growth,” Treasury market growth, stock market growth, GDP...
Given the increasingly politicized interplay (cancer) of central bank policy and so-called free market price discovery, it’s becoming increasingly more important to track the actions of central bankers rather than just traditional market...
History is a funny thing, almost as funny as human nature. The policy makers, including their latest meme of “transitory inflation,” are no exception to such psychological tragi-comedy. In short, we don’t see inflation as “transitory.”
Stocks continue to gyrate nervously as the Fed continues to behave like a cornered animal trying to downplay inflation risks while paradoxically supporting a mega “everything bubble” with pro-inflationary tools.
We’ve written elsewhere about the ironic over-use of logic to justify otherwise illogical biases. As Swiss-based precious metals professionals who see physical gold and silver as currency protection outside of an openly illogical (and...
The first use of gold as money occurred around 700 B.C., when Lydian merchants (western Turkey) produced the first coins

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