• Why Gold? Why Now?: The War Against Your Wealth and How to Win It

  • By: E.B. Tucker
  • Narrated by: E.B. Tucker
  • Length: 4 hrs and 57 mins
  • 4.8 out of 5 stars (660 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Investment industry veteran E.B. Tucker shows listeners the gold market from the inside.

This three-part book breaks gold down into must know sections:

  1. Why Gold?: History reveals an ugly pattern of governments spending tomorrow’s hard-earned savings today leaving unknowing savers holding the bag.
  2. Why Now?: Recent events foretell a dangerous future for money today.
  3. A Gold Market “How To” Manual: From bars to coins and everything in between Tucker walks listeners through the gold market in simple terms.

There’s a reason why the world’s elite count gold as a core asset. During periods of financial turmoil, it’s invaluable.

Gold is the only asset that's not someone else's liability. Apartments rely on paying tenants, stocks rely on company profits, bonds rely on stable interest payments. Gold doesn't rely on anyone or anything for its value.

Tucker guides investors in simple terms through the ways to own gold, from physical bars, to coins, and even mining stocks. He reveals his favorite method, gold royalty companies.

From a financial novice to an investment professional looking to get up to speed on the gold market, Why Gold? Why Now? is the essential guide to the world of gold.

©2020 Midas Capital Partner (P)2020 Midas Capital Partners

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Great History, First-Hand Experience, Storytelling

The author, E. B. Tucker, explains the history of gold in the U.S. with uncanny color and clarity. Then, with that background, he gives great investment advice for the sector. This is the clearest, simplest and most entertaining gold investing & speculating handbook on the market. It's very valuable for beginning and intermediate investors who want to wade into this market without losing their shirts. His stories and first-hand experiences as a gold fund manager and board member of a precious metals royalty and streaming company underscore and add color to his narrative. At the end he lays out sensible advice on how to know when to get in and out of the gold market, and how to manage your risk. Given his board position, you'd expect he would talk his book a lot more than he does. He maintains remarkable objectivity and clarity for investors.

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Nice history of gold but...

Tucker gives a nice history of gold and it’s use as a store of wealth and hedge against inflation. However, he does not spend a ton of time diving into the best gold options outside of a chapter on Royalties and really doesn’t give great insight as to what first time gold buyers can do, outside of buying some gold coins, and maybe avoid collector coins. Almost feel like he is intentionally holding back the good stuff.

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For beginners

Very easy to listen, the book is for the beginners, too expensive for the price. I would have expected more profound ratio analysis , more on gold futures, more macroeconomic analysis and more details on mining companies.
The book would be useful for absolute beginners in investing who have never heard about stock market.

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Clear and to the point.

The author makes a solid case for gold in uncertain economic times. The content is easy to understand for anyone.

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EYE OPENING!

Full of so much eye opening knowledge and information! Keep in mind, he has an interest in gold so he pushes that heavy but his facts are solid. Take the knowledge you learn here and figure out how to apply it to your own wealth management strategy. Definitely worth the read/listen, probably more than once!

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Required reading for anyone with money in the bank

This has valuable and insightful information into the history of Governments and Rulers and Power Holders (who are very much subject to Human Nature) in regards to manipulation of Money and Wealth as it relates to our current situation.
Anyone who has a pile of cash would do well to consider what he says.
I would have given it 5 stars but for me he dismisses Bitcoin and conflates it with Fedcoin. His research being an anecdotal conversation with someone who knows enough about Bitcoin for it to have made him a billionaire supplemented with a quick superfluous overview of the Bitcoin white paper. Bitcoin may be a subject worth looking into further if indeed there is a war on Wealth.
To be fair, I did not read this book to increase my understanding of Bitcoin but of gold, and in that regard I am more than pleased with the information and I highly recommend this book.

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  • JB
  • 03-26-21

Buy gold/silver

I finished this in two nights, very fast for me. interesting how he lays things out using historical data.

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Eye Opening

One of the best books on finance, monetary policy, and economics I have ever read simply because it takes a complex concept and makes it easy to u understand. Very well written. I heard the author on the Rich Dad Radio Show and am glad I did.

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As good as gold!

Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. Lots of useful relevant information in a time of uncertainty. Thank you E B Tucker

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insightful author good topic but...

The book is a bit of an advertisement for his preferred investment.

I should say I don't necessarily disagree with his conclusion I just wish he provided a little more data and a little less narrative.

still it was entertaining and I think the author is being earnest.


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  • William
  • 10-11-20

Repeated

Just repeated content from other book with nothing new to offed. I hated it. I want to sent this book back.

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  • Martin
  • 09-25-20

excellent read

I don't agree with his views on bitcoin but definitely sounds like he knows his stuff when it comes to gold.

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  • Jacob Parker
  • 09-19-20

More than just talking gold

Interesting both in its information about gold but also government and global economics. Worth reading.

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  • Mr. Alan J. Roberts
  • 09-10-20

informative

I picked up some nuggets along the way. A lot of personal perspective here.
no pun intended :-)

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  • Peter K
  • 08-27-21

Great overview of the case for Gold today

I invest in Crypto, Index Funds, and Gold. Gold for me is a must. We face an uncertain economic future and Gold is a proven and trusted store of wealth over millennia. It is as Robert Kiyosaki says: God’s money.

The author has done a great job of succinctly and persuasively outlining why you need Gold and why you need it now. I strongly recommend you read this book - if for no other reason to make sure you have considered all reasonable possibilities when it comes to protecting your wealth in the challenging years ahead.

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  • Victor Cartagena
  • 06-09-21

It’s a good point of view

It’s a good take on the authors experience and company background. Yet it falls short of taking into account new ways to protect wealth such as crypto.
Good listen

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  • karlos
  • 04-24-21

Stack it

Narrator was very good.
Explains in depth about gold and the royalties side of things.
would recommend!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-07-21

Terrific Book!

This is certainly a riveting and eye-opening book. It gives the synopsis on the illusion of money with the attachment of an imputed value. While demonstrating how gold is intrinsic value and simultaneously the real money of the world. This book is a must read!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 03-10-21

Fantastic

Real eye opener. Easy to listen too, kept me hooked from start to finish
Thank you EB Tucker

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  • ella
  • 01-03-21

Exit the Matrix

I was already fairly well read on the tricks of the financial system, but this book went into EXTREME and fascinating historical detail. Clear to understand and well layed out. if you don't want to be one of the billions walking the Matrix path and you fancy a glimpse down the rabbit hole then read it. Thanks so much for writing it.

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  • Robert Brus
  • 05-15-22

A must for anyone wanting to learn more

Before listening to this book I never really understood why you would own gold. Now I'm certain that it's a must! The author really delivers on his promise. Highly recommend 👌

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  • Brett
  • 05-12-22

Brilliant

E.B. Tucker is a clever man and delivers his message well in an enjoyable, easy and engaging manner. We’ll worth the $$$ and time to absorb the information

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-04-21

packed with valu

financial book that helps you think to predict the future and how to act

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  • Matthew
  • 08-08-21

An insurance plan for the future

I've read countless books on trading and investments for stocks and real estate. Tucker's book is quite unique from many others in the same genre. Delving into what money actually is, a brief history of fiat and money supply, as well as unpacking the important role of gold, silver, crypto and other commodities in one's portfolio. Tucker provides a wealth of statistics and real world accounts to strengthen his contentions. He instructs on how to hedge against future economic events with commodity based stocks and, in particular, royalty companies. I was hesitant to buy yet another investment book but so glad I did! This book provides a great roadmap for anyone to follow who understands that fiat currency cannot be printed into oblivion without horrific economic consequences. Not confident in buying gold? Do yourself a favour and read the book first!

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  • Anonymous User
  • 04-18-21

Rubbish content

The book can be summarized in one sentence :
Buy gold !!! Rubbish reasoning , he is highly biased as owner of multiple gold companies and basically spending his life in gold.
I suggest Jim Richards new book instead , who advises 10% gold allocation .

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  • David
  • 04-10-21

Decent read

This book was easy to listen too and gives you a good understanding about gold.

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  • nick griffin
  • 03-19-21

Very interesting book, worth some reflection

An enjoyable book that does a good job of outlining the history and significance of gold. Yes this guy loves gold and is heavily invested in it but I enjoyed his approach and rational thought process. Worth listening to.

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  • Sitiveni
  • 02-07-21

Very timely book

Terrific read and very up to date on where we are in the gold bull market. If your interested in gold this is the book for you. This has solidified my opinion that it’s the right time to be holding gold

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  • Andrew
  • 01-21-21

the author should consider reading other audiobook

The author should consider reading other audiobooks. good 5h summary of current socio economic circumstances. "don't look in the past, looks what's in front of you"

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  • john hills
  • 12-16-20

EB Tucker - Tells it like it is

He knows his subject and tells it with insight and conviction. Impressive and thought provoking, will probably be ignored by investors everywhere seeking the new IPO wonder stock. Hoping he has the last laugh.