This past Sunday, Scott Pelley interviewed Fed Chairman Jerome Powell on 60 Minutes. Below are some excerpts. PELLEY: Fair to say you simply flooded the system with money? POWELL: Yes. We did. That’s another way to think about it. We did.
2019 was a solid year for precious metals, with gold up $231 (18.5%) and silver up $2.40 (16.4%) since this time last year. Still, not much attention has been paid to the metals on the financial networks.
In my post No reflation?, I discussed the perma-bulls’ continued recommendation of “buying the dips.” In support of their position, TV talking heads speak of an “improved economy and higher corporate earnings” as reasons to continue buying stocks. However, if I’m reading David Stockman’s reports correctly, what the perma-bulls are really counting on is “reflation”
David Stockman issues one of the most thought-provoking newsletters I’ve read in years. He combines his experience in the Reagan administration as Budget Director with his more than 30 years in the investment world, much of it with some of the best-known firms on Wall Street, to present views rarely found elsewhere. Stockman has constantly
Several renown investment advisors are calling a bubble in stocks. Yet few Americans seem to care what people with hugely successful track records are saying. Stocks are going up, why not get on board?
In Thursday’s post, I noted that central banks are adding approximately $2 trillion a year to the world’s money supply. Most of that freshly-created money goes into government bonds. However, some of it goes into equities. That’s right, stocks, like those traded on the NYSE and the NASDAQ. The Swiss National Bank and the Bank
In “Cries for more money creation grow louder,” (Feb. 29, 2016) I noted that Financial Times chief economic commentator Martin Wolf called for central banks to deposit money directly into the accounts of all adults in an effort to stimulate economic activity. Now, John Mauldin, noted publisher of numerous advisory services, recently wrote that former
The main reason to buy gold and silver is to protect against currency debasement, which is brought on by massive deficit spending that requires the Fed to print dollars to cover debt that could not be sold to private investors.
“First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win.” — Mahatma Gandhi Mahatma Gandhi successfully sought the overthrow of tyrannical British rule in India via non-violent civil protests. In doing so, the above quote became synonymous with his name. Basically, Gandhi’s quote outlines how new ideas are received
Belatedly, Zimbabwe recently declared its currency, the Zimbabwe dollar, worthless. The marketplace recognized the worthlessness of the Z$ in 2009, when the Zimbabwe government adopted the US dollar as its main currency. Account holders with Z$ balances of zero to Z$175 quadrillion will be paid a flat US$5. A “quadrillion” has fifteen zeros.