About Jay Taylor

Jay Taylor is editor of J Taylor's Gold, Energy & Tech Stocks newsletter. His interest in the role gold has played in U.S. monetary history led him to research gold and into analyzing and investing in junior gold shares. Currently he also hosts his own one-hour weekly radio show Turning Hard Times Into Good Times,” which features high profile guests who discuss leading economic issues of our day. The show also discusses investment opportunities primarily in the precious metals mining sector. He has been a guest on CNBC, Fox, Bloomberg and BNN and many mining conferences.

Can We Profit in a Stagflationary Environment?

Kevin Duffy and John Rubino return as guests in this week’s program and talk about what happens  to the economy when it dips into a recession. Most investors make money in bull markets and lose most of it in bear markets. An exception is Kevin Duffy whose Bearing fund registered […]

A Natural Move Back to Real Money is Underway

The western world is nearing the end of a capitalist system that has created enormous wealth thanks to the false religion of Keynesian Economics. In my recent Vancouver talk, I demonstrated that under the current global monetary system America and the West in general have taken on so much debt […]

Powell thinks it’s “Volker time!” Boy, is he wrong! Near-term gold & silver.

By Michael Oliver OliverMSA.Com May 12, 2022 Too many market analysts, investors, and economists think Volker’s anti-inflation policy is the course now, and they applaud the Fed’s tightening as the solution to “commodity price inflation.” Of course, the false notion prevails that “inflation” only occurs if it exhibits itself in […]

Keynesian Value Destruction

Alasdair Macleod, Quinton Hennigh and Michael Oliver return as guests this week. About the time President Nixon detached gold from the international monetary system on August 15, 1971, he declared that “We are all Keynesians now!” That acceptance of the Keynesian economic religion by President Nixon, subsequent American presidents, and […]

Markets in Decline

What a week! Some soothing words by Chairman Powell triggered what was only a short selling rally on Wednesday followed by 1,000 plus down day for the Dow and continued selling on Friday. I believe when Powell ruled out a 75-basis point hike, he was unconsciously sending a signal that […]

Income and Prices Heading in Opposite Directions

It seems that the month of April is exposing markets to some brutal truths as reality bites. As Bill Blain wrote, “The bottom line is that if incomes are falling and prices are rising, something has to give.” And David Stockman reported today that the Commerce Department report showed that […]

Markets to Own with “Outside Money” Trumping “Inside Money”

John Rubino and Michael Oliver return as our guests this week and Nicholas Rodway, the CEO of Core Assets Corp., visits for the first time. After 1971 when President Nixon detached gold from the global monetary system, the U.S. dollar became the uncontested world’s reserve currency. The U.S. has abused […]

Margin Clerks Come Calling

Because this week Mrs. Taylor and I were traveling from New York City to San Francisco to visit our 7-month-old granddaughter, it was logistically necessary to do this commentary after the markets closed on Thursday, April 21, rather than after the usual Friday market close. After a short covering rally […]

A PetroRuble Now Competes with a PetroDollar

Ellen Brown and Quinton Hennigh are this week’s guests on the program. By design Americans are kept in the dark about money. We are taught nothing in our classrooms about what it is or how it is created. That is by design because as Henry Ford once said, “It is […]

Continued Supply Chain Disruptions

It was another “risk off” week for financial assets as measured by a 2.21% decline in the S&P and a 3.49% decline in U.S. Treasuries. Most certainly last week was a continuation of the move away from U.S. Treasuries leaving gold alone as a safe monetary haven. By the way, […]

A Geopolitical Game Changer! “Outside Money” Is Starting to Trump “Inside Money”

In my “Week in Review” column, I like to use the above noted markets as broad indicators to characterize the week just ended as either a “risk-on” or “risk-off” week. For the week ending April 8, I noted that with the S&P down by 1.27% and the T-Bond down by […]

Edging Towards a Gold Standard

Alasdair Macleod, Quinton Hennigh and Michael Oliver return as guests this week. Few people understand that the dollar became the world’s currency because of an agreement between the Nixon Administration and Saudi Arabia not long after Nixon detached gold from the dollar and the international monetary system in 1971. The […]

Making Money with Crescat Capital

Kevin Smith, Tavi Costa and Patrick Highsmith are this week’s guests. Crescat Capital became known to your host when one of the top exploration geologists in the world and a regular guest on this show, Dr. Quinton Hennigh, joined the company as its technical advisor. His job is to assist […]

March Toward One World Government

Equities were flat and commodities led by oil were down. As the economy slows and as inflation continues to erode real purchasing power, we might see more weakness in commodity prices. I expect the continued Ukraine War, combined with the orchestration of the Pandemic by the World Economic Forum, will […]

The Dollar Approaches its Threshold of Lethality

Alasdair Macleod, Michael Oliver and Patrick Highsmith are this week’s guests on this weeks program. Alasdair has recently pointed out that the Fed, the Bank of England and the Bank of Japan are now themselves becoming insolvent. As interest rates rise along with surging inflation, the massive debt they purchased […]

The Long Bond has Finally Broken

The really big news this week in my view was Michael Oliver’s recognition that the long bond has finally broken when he wrote that “TLT is broken.” There on the next page, I passed along Michael’s March 23 missive on this very important topic. Why do I consider this so […]

The Gang of Weasels Just Lost Another Conflict!

Bob Moriarty, Michael Hudson and Chen Lin are this week’s guests. As global income distribution has been redistributed from the poor and middle class to the top 1/10th of the 1% more dramatically than at any time since the 1920s, extremely rich powerful members of the World Economic Forum (WEF) […]

Nuclear War Greatest Threat since Kennedy

Since my IDW shown below is comprised of equities as well as commodities, this week’s IDW increase from 192.71 to 194.65 was triggered mostly by a historic equity market short-covering squeeze sending the S&P 3.67% higher. The short squeeze was no doubt enabled by a very timid Fed 14% rate […]

Can the Fed Outrun Debt Deflation Without Destroying the Dollar?

I am indebted to former Federal Reserve economist Lacy Hunt for his insights in a recent interview he did with Adam Taggart that I used in my presentation on March 10 at the Metals Investor Forum. Lacy explained that massive federal debt taken on by policymakers not only cannot stimulate growth, […]

Turning Problems into Profits with Kevin Duffy

Kevin Duffy, Dr. Quinton Hennigh and Michael Oliver are this week’s guests. During the 2008-09 financial crisis Kevin Duffy’s Bearing Asset Management fund registered triple-digit gains while most everyone else saw their 401 K accounts cut in half. By exercising healthy skepticism of mainstream propaganda and studying history, Kevin has […]