Government Reporting Requirements for Coin and Bullion Dealers

by H. Burdette Streeter II, CFP, CEP, CPhD, MCEP (ret) There is much confusion and disinformation about the extent to which coin dealers are required to obtain customer information to keep on file and use in submitting reports to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) or other government agencies. In some cases the confusion may be […]

A Foundation of Quick Sand

by Scott Causey, Resource Correspondent Every person on earth starts off with a base level of knowledge and inherent biases when being introduced to new skillsets. The inate skills, abilities, knowledge, and biases within that organism will determine a starting point for obtaining actionable new skills, or knowledge base. How critical is it then for […]

Is Your "Money" in a Bubble?

by Scott Causey, GWP Resource Correspondent Tens of trillions of multiple currency units slosh around the financial universe everyday. Japan’s sovereign debt is measured in a metric called a quadrillion. So is the derivatives market. Going back over 100 years, central bankers around the globe have been the masters of the Universe. Stand close enough to the […]

The Shot Heard Round The World

by Scott Causey, GWP Resource Correspondent Call one “Black Swan” event in markets with correct timing and accuracy, and you’ll forever be a legend in the minds of many. These seminal moments have historically not come along that often. In recent years, however, they’ve become more and more frequent; the market crash of 1987, the bursting of […]

Your ASSets are your LIEabilities

by Scott Causey, GWP Resource Correspondent “Own nothing, control everything.” – John D. Rockefeller “But, but , but,” you say, “What about my Porsche I’ve always dreamed of? What about my McMansion? I have millions in the bank, no worries. I have huge sums in retirement accounts, no worries.” Wrong, wrong, wrong, and oh for […]

Herding Cats and Central Planning

by Scott Causey, GWP Resource Correspondent “It’s like trying to herd cats” is one of my favorite similes. Imagine, if you will, trying to convince 100 people that your way is the only and best way. Not just today or tomorrow, but for the rest of their lives. What would you put your chances at […]

Worshipping at The Altar of Inflation

by Scott Causey, GWP Resource Correspondent I really believe it is incredibly important that people know nothing of history, just like the vast majority of “educated” people in America. I am referring to financial history in particular. You see, if those subjects and topics were actually taught in public schools and universities, the FDIC would have a […]

Institutional Thinking and the Creature from Jekyll Island

  by Scott Causey, GWP Resource Correspondent Today I’d like to take a break from my usual pound the table rants for precious metals. Buy the “rumor” and sell the “news”, in other words. Gold, silver, and platinum have all had monster moves in the last 30 days. I hope that everyone who has been […]

Food War III

by Scott Causey, GWP Resource Correspondent Who knew that the rap artist Nelly was actually a savvy investor? From the song “Grillz”: “Got 30 down at the bottom 30 mo’ at the top All invisible set in little ice cube blocks If I could call it a drink call it a smile on da rocks […]

You Can Run But You Can’t Hide

by Scott Causey, GWP Resource Correspondent Recently, I sent a link to about a dozen friends, of a 45 minute interview conducted by a world renowned pschycologist with the infamous “Iceman”. The Iceman was a contract killer for the Mafia for over 30 years. He earned the nickname because he would sometimes store his victims […]