Steven Menking On The Hagmann Report Tonight (02.26.2018) @ 8:00pm Eastern!


Bad news: The Amateur Society is postponed from tonight until tomorrow 02.27.2018.

Good news: The Amateur Society has been postponed because Steven Menking will be appearing again on The Hagmann Report to cover economics, spirituality, and cryptocurrencies!

Tune in live at the link below or catch the archives on YouTube:

Also check out The Hagmann Report for new content daily including material from The Amateur Society and On the Objective:


Podcast: On the Objective – The New Silk Road For The 21st Century – V – 02.22.2018


Join Steven Menking (The Amateur Society) as he welcomes back V the Guerilla Economist (Rogue Money) back again On the Objective to provide some critical background history to the New Silk Road paradigm shift that is underway. The Petro-Yuan is set to be engaged by the end of March, and the world is changing. If we aren’t paying attention to global affairs then we risk being unaware of some of the most significant shifts of our lifetimes.

Rogue Money


On the Objective


Sound Money Update: Gold, Silver, Bitcoin, Ethereum, Litecoin – 12.20.2017


Approximate spot prices

Gold: $1,265 per paper ounce
Silver: $16.20 per paper ounce
Bitcoin: $17,000 per BTC
Ethereum: $800 per ETH
Litecoin: $300 per LTC

It has been over a month since my last sound money update, and what a month it was! As 2017 comes to a close there is much to do by way of review, but unfortunately I haven’t had the bandwidth for it recently. I just finished up the busiest tutoring season of my career, and between that and podcasting my articles have gone by the wayside somewhat. This is unfortunate, as I really enjoy writing and presenting my views this way. I can’t make any promises, but with a new year arriving I will be praying and thinking about how best to communicate all of the necessary information in writing, audio, and video. If you have any suggestions or comments please feel free to email me at

I will certainly be changing the format of these updates in 2018 as there are many more cryptocurrencies and tokens that I would like to cover, but producing a 5,000 word report every week isn’t tenable for me or for readers. There will be more basic materials for crypto beginners that I will be putting together, so stay tuned for those!

Will 2018 finally see the liberation of precious metals? I hope so, but in the meantime I will continue to accumulate all forms of sounds money at the best prices I can find. As always, do your own research, don’t invest anything you can’t afford to lose, be smart about managing your trades, and avoid holding assets through third parties. These are wild times, but they are likely far from over.

The return of sound money is just beginning…

Steven Menking Discusses Cryptocurrency Basics And Q&A On Coach Dave Live


Last week I had the pleasure and privilege of being invited to present my views on cryptocurrency on Coach Dave Live with Coach Dave Daubenmire! Thanks to the team there and the huddle for their great questions and enthusiasm. Regardless of your view or approach, being educated on cryptocurrencies is mandatory for 2018. My advice and answers should not be taken blindly without corroborating research done on your own, and I must add from a disclaimer perspective that I am not a certified investment advisor, so none of my commentary should be construed as investment advice. I do, however, speak about what I would do if starting from scratch today. I also discuss the importance of holding your own private keys in cold storage. The space is tricky, but the informational resources are all available. There is no time like the present. Always pray about major decisions, including financial ones. God bless!

Day 1 – Basic Definitions and Getting Started

Day 2 – Q&A

Sound Money Update: Gold, Silver, Bitcoin, Ethereum – 11.10.2017


Approximate spot prices

Gold: $1,275 per paper ounce
Silver: $17.00 per paper ounce
Bitcoin: $6,500 per BTC
Ethereum: $300 per ETH

The storm is definitely brewing. What has taken place in Saudi Arabia is nothing short of monumental. How it will play out is anybody’s guess, but my hope and prayer is that we will witness the exposure of the incomparably wicked powers that have controlled the affairs of human governments and institutions for decades and even centuries – perhaps millennia. Perhaps this won’t simply be in our lifetimes, but in the near months. Many investigators believe we are on the cusp of a true revolution in humanity. Others believe we are on the cusp of the apocalypse. Dear reader, please do your own research. Investigate your worldview. Make informed decisions. Understand how to make decisions. Now is not the time for weakness. Be strong in the Lord and in the power of His might!

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Sound Money Update: Gold, Silver, Bitcoin, Ethereum – 10.12.2017


Approximate spot prices

Gold: $1,295 per paper ounce
Silver: $17.25 per paper ounce
Bitcoin: $5,500 per BTC
Ethereum: $300 per ETH

This past month has been nothing short of completely out of control. Hurricanes, earthquakes, rapture predictions, wildfires, the NFL, nuclear war threats, Hollywood sex scandals, Las Vegas, and other major narratives seemed to peel off one after the other. Yet it was an off hand remark from President Trump and a corresponding wink that have piqued the attention of some of the most astute observers of the current climate.

Is this really the calm before the storm? If so, what storm?

God willing it will be the storm that results from what we have long hoped and prayed for here at The Amateur Society: the truth bomb option. We believe that God is actively peeling back the curtain and breaking down the facade of deception that has spiritually covered and cloaked the corruption and abominable evil that has been closing its grip tighter and tighter on the free people of the world for decades and even centuries.

The truth bomb option carries with it the long awaited crisis of confidence in institutions that is necessary for the criminal systems that have embedded themselves in the halls of power to be brought down. Justice will be demanded. The people appear – finally – to be arousing from their quintessentially American anesthetics. If the NFL is vulnerable, then everything is in play.

But will the people actually mobilize into positive action in addition to taking steps away from their bread and circus stranglehold? God knows. We have a job to do. There should be escalation of exposure in the coming weeks. Many have made bold predictions about where we will be by the end of October. All I know is that we desperately need a spirit of repentance and a hunger for truth to sweep this nation.

So many are hurting. So many are lost. So many are deceived. Press in to God. If we don’t see a move of the Holy Spirit, then we are at significant risk. It’s time to pray!

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Sound Money Weekly Update: Gold, Silver, Bitcoin, Ethereum – 09.08.2017


Approximate spot prices

Gold: $1,350 per paper ounce
Silver: $18.00 per paper ounce
Bitcoin: $4,200 per BTC
Ethereum: $300 per ETH

August has been a busy month of travel, celebration, and relaxation. Geopolitical and financial events have continued to swirl. The tempest continues to stir. I’ll be commenting more on these topics in upcoming episodes of The Amateur Society and On the Objective, so make sure to check in with the YouTube channel to stay up to date (

I was on The Hagmann Report last month and mentioned that the atmosphere following Charlottesville could have lead to a toxic situation where the debt ceiling and government funding discussions created serious financial friction coming into the fall. Needless to say, that didn’t turn out to be accurate. President Trump crossed the aisle, brought on some Democrats, and got a deal done. Whether you think Trump truly is the master of negotiation, the king of debt, or the head of a captured operation, this move caught many off guard. We’ll see more of its significance as events unfold, but there is certainly more pressure on Congressional Republicans than there has been before. 2018 midterms seem to be the target of this action and others.

Another major item that shouldn’t go unnoticed is the announced and now impending resignation of Stanley Fischer prior to the end of his term as Vice Chair of the Fed. The explanation was vague – “personal reasons” – and many see the timing as indicative since he was due to complete his tenure in that position next summer. This leaves a quadrillion dollar question: why now? Because many have identified Fischer as a crucial decision maker at the Fed, there is now intense speculation as to what his resignation portends. It is a significant event any way you slice it, but whether it implies an imminent shake up still remains to be seen.

There will be time for a more detailed breakdown of the latest outrages, hypocrisies, and blowups, but for now let’s try to avoid some of the distractions and check in with some of our preferred assets.

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