Saturday, December 10th, 2016 MST

Category: The Federal Reserve

The beginning of the end of the Japanese bond market and its impact on gold.

The following is an excellent presentation by Christine Hughes of Otterwood Capital Management on the beginning of the end of the Japanese bond market and how it has negatively impacted gold in the short term. On April 4, 2013 the Bank of Japan announced their “2-2-2-2” policy in which they will attempt to create 2%

Keynesian economics debunked in one graph

The entire purpose of modern economics is to obfuscate the truth; to convince the masses to support policies that are contrary to their own interests. In the early twentieth century, economists in the United States realized the opportunity to transform their lot in life from that of dreary academicians to well paid pseudo-celebrities by becoming

Don’t get any crazy ideas. Only the dollar is money.

Neil Irwin over at the Washington Post recently set about reminding the unwashed masses that, only the dollar is money, in his piece “Bitcoin is ludicrous, but it tells us something important about the nature of money.” He starts us out with his “givens”. “We can all agree that the dollar bills in my wallet

Don’t fear the robots, fear the Fed.

It’s really quite amazing to see the economic fallacies that are trotted out in support of the central banking/fiat money meme. This recent one attempts to blame rising wealth inequality and economic stagnation on the proliferation of robots in manufacturing and automation in general: The alarm over machines posing a real risk to jobs has

Government spending kills the real economy

In case you missed them, there were a couple of stories this week that revealed a great deal about the current state of our economy. The first was from Bloomberg concerning several leaked emails from Walmart executives. According to Jerry Murray, Walmart vice president of finance and logistics: “February MTD sales are a total disaster…

The Fed is forcing us to stay on the road to ruin

Stanley Druckenmiller is the former manager of Duquesne Capital, one of the most successful hedge funds ever. He recently gave a rare interview with CNBC in which he spoke about entitlement reform and the implications of our unsustainable national debt. Washington DC has a serious spending problem. One that will eventually lead to a dollar

Argentina heads down the path to another hyperinflation. Is the US far behind?

Serial currency destroyer Argentina is hoping to break its now 30% annual rate of inflation by mandating a two month freeze on the price of supermarket products. The Commerce Ministry has gone so far as to set up a hotline so that consumers can join the fight by reporting any illegal price increases. Unfortunately this

When it comes to money printing, you ain’t seen nothing yet.

The writing is on the wall for anyone who cares to take a look. The world’s central bankers are going to print until their currencies break. It’s the only way out of this global system of unsustainable debt. History tells us so, human psychology tells us so, and if you pay attention to the financial

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