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Long time contributor Howard Katz Passes Away

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Jan 6 2011 8:32AM

According to an obituary in New Hampshire’s daily newspaper, NashuaTelegraph, Howard S. Katz, a long-time commentator on passed away on Dec. 23, 2010 at the age of 72. Howard was a financial analyst and editor-in-chief of The One-Handed Economist and the former Gold Bug Newsletters. He was born in Providence, and had lived in New Hampshire for 10 years.

His biography on states that he was one of the early gold bugs of the late ‘60s and ‘70s, turning bullish on gold in 1965. He turned increasingly skeptical about gold as it mounted its final rise in 1979, and he called the top after the close on Jan. 21, 1980 (with gold at $825.50/oz.). Howard was also the head of the Committee to Establish the Gold Standard and worked with Congressman Ron Paul for the passage of the American eagle gold coin bill of 1986.

He published several newsletters; The Speculator (1964- 1972), The Gold Bug (1973-1986) and The One- handed Economist (1996-present). He is also the author of  three published books on money: The Paper Aristocracy (1976), The Warmongers (1979) and Honest Money – Now! (1979).

Howard began writing for in 2006, his last commentary The Art of Speculation was published on Nov. 29, 2010. You can read Howard’s past articles on katz

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