The US Federal Reserve and the European Union’s central bank recently announced plans to inject massive liquidity into their respective money markets. However, the Fed denies that its buying is another quantitative easing program while the ECB admits that it is.
Not seen in the news, but the national debt rose $621 billion in the 4th quarter. That’s at an annualized rate of nearly $2.5 trillion.
In 2018 the Fed imposed four rate hikes, and stocks were virtually flat for the year. Actually, in the fall of 2018, stocks took a huge tumble.
Few Americans are aware that our federal government does not have a limit on how much money it can spend. It was not always that way. Prior to 1939, Congress had to approve every purchase made by the Treasury. It was then that Congress imposed a debt ceiling, which was watched closely by all. Fiscal
There are lots of reasons for owning gold and silver. The rising federal debt alone and a government that has abandoned fiscal responsibility could cause interest on the national debt to top $1 trillion in ten years.
Some of the world’s most famous and successful investors have taken positions in gold. It pays to note what successful people do with their money. “Some regard [gold] as a metal, we regard it as a currency, and it remains our largest currency allocation… – Stanley Druckenmiller. Druckenmiller was chairman and president of Duquesne Capital,
Incredibly, a bank in Denmark is offering home buyers 10-year mortgages at an interest rate of -0.5%. Borrowers who opt for these mortgages will pay back less than the amount borrowed. This has come about because of the massive money creation by the world’s central banks.
Before he was appointed chair of the Federal Reserve, Alan Greenspan was a “goldbug.” He didn’t just believe that at times gold was a good investment. He believed that gold was the foundation of an economic system (read below).
Gross Domestic Product (GDP) grew at 2.1% in the second quarter according to the Bureau of Economic Analysis’ (BEA) “advanced” estimate. The first quarter saw an increase of 3.1% Both estimates are subject to change as more data is analyzed by the BEA.
Both parties are happy with the spending deal reached Tuesday night between the Trump administration and the Pelosi-controlled House. The Trump administration will see defense spending going to $750 billion while the Dems (and, admittedly, some in the GOP) will see an equivalent increase in domestic appropriations.