Bud Conrad

The Dollar Under Siege

After World War II, the dollar became the world’s preeminent currency. Convertible to gold at $35 an ounce, it was the backbone of international trade. Foreign central banks used it to back their own currencies. Nixon removed the dollar’s convertibility to gold in 1971, rendering its value dependent on prudent management by its issuer. That […]

Exclusive Interview with Bud Conrad: What’s Keeping Gold Prices Down?

What every gold investor should focus on right now

Evidence on Why Gold Is Falling on the Verge of a Dollar Implosion

Why is the gold price dropping even though the dollar is losing value?

The Commercial Paper Market Frozen 9/19/08

The commercial paper market broke down Thursday. It is a measure of just how much confidence has been lost...