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Matthew Piepenberg

Matt began his finance career as a transactional attorney before launching his first hedge fund during the NASDAQ bubble of 1999-2001

Thereafter, he began investing his own and other HNW family funds into alternative investment vehicles while operating as a General Counsel, CIO and later Managing Director of a single and multi-family office. Matthew worked closely as well with Morgan Stanley’s hedge fund platform in building a multi-strat/multi-manager fund to better manage risk in a market backdrop of extreme central bank intervention/support. The conviction that precious metals provides the most reliable and longer-term protection against potential systemic risk led Matt to join MAM.

The author of the Amazon No#1 Release, Rigged to Fail, Matt is fluent in French, German and English; he is a graduate of Brown (BA), Harvard (MA) and the University of Michigan (JD). His widely respected reports on macro conditions and the changing behaviour of risk assets are published regularly at

Matthew Piepenberg Articles

With the possible exceptions of Bill Martin and Paul Volker, history will one day confirm that the Fed is precisely what Thomas Jefferson warned: A parasitical banker’s-bank that will do more damage within its host nation than a foreign...
The facts of surreal yet broken (and hence increasingly controlled and desperate) financial markets are becoming harder to deny and ignore. Below, we look at the blunt evidence of control rather than the fork-tongued words of policy makers...
Like a powerful horse tied to a post, gold is chomping at the bit to make a surge. Farsighted metal investors are patiently anticipating the macro equivalent of a starting pistol to announce gold’s run.
Below we look at recessionary, inflationary, and stagflationary signposts to determine the probability of whether we are headed for recession. The potential outcomes, in the backdrop of rising debt as real rates slide inevitably deeper...
If every time I stole a cookie from the jar in front of my mom (age 8), or drove dad’s car (sometimes into a tree) without permission (age 16), failed a dorm-room inspection (age 17), broke a lawnmower for driving over a fence post (each...
Is a new currency system emerging? Debt to GDP ratios are exploding globally, and inflation and wealth inequality have reached a point of crisis. Is the fed running out of options? Perhaps not.
Many are asking why gold is not rising, as just about every other commodity makes new highs in the backdrop of inflationary tailwinds. That’s a very fair question.
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).

Gold is one of the most recycled substances in the world.

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