Mar 7, 2014
When a crisis happens, government usually intervenes if there is a perceived public interest. So when Americans lost money via the bitcoin exchange Mt. Gox, that becomes the impetus for Congress and the executive branch to look for ways to intervene.
Feb 28, 2014
Rising auto sales, shrinking platinum inventories and a South African miners' strike could boost platinum prices this year.
Feb 21, 2014
This year has not started well for bitcoin. A couple of events have created a growing public perception that bitcoin is not ready for prime time. While the digital cryptocurrency may be down, it is not out. Detractors, hold off on popping the champagne corks just yet.
Feb 14, 2014
In her first testimony as the chair of the Federal Reserve, Janet Yellen told Congress that she'll continue the gradual tapering of its quantitative easing (QE) program unless something bad happens to the economy.
Feb 7, 2014
Significant advances in the science of cryptography are planting the seeds for a revolution in how payments will be made. The implications are profound.
Jan 30, 2014
Some analysts forecast that China’s individual investors cannot keep up the 1,000-ton a year pace of gold purchases and that gold buying will slow if the Chinese economy slows.
Jan 24, 2014
With regulators investigating the possible manipulation of benchmark financial rates, the London Gold Market Fixing is scrambling to reform the way it determines gold prices.
Jan 17, 2014
Our federal government's budget is a big mess, and the president and Congress aren't making much progress to balance the books. One piece of low-hanging fruit that could benefit taxpayers to the tune of almost $14 billion is modernizing the U.S. currency from the dollar note to the dollar coin.