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  • Inflation Chronicles, Part I: Art Prices So High, Cro...
    By on November 19, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Depending on which expert is talking, the world is either falling into a deflationary abyss or launching an inflationary moonshot. What’s truly weird and fascinating is that they’re both right. The mountain of debt taken on in the past few decades exerts a profoundly deflationary pull on the eco...
  • Did Gold and Silver Just Get Their Greenspan Put?
    By on November 11, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    The world’s central banks and derivatives traders have been having their usual fun with gold and silver lately, dumping huge volumes of futures contracts into thin markets to produce massive declines — just when precious metals SHOULD have been soaring in response to near-global debt monetizatio...
  • A Sunny Silver Forecast: Low Price Today Means High P...
    By on November 5, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Solar power has been the next big thing in energy for as long as most people have been alive. But it was always too expensive to be anything more than a niche technology, attractive more for its coolness than its efficiency. That has changed, in a big way. According to a report by Deutsche Bank, gen...
  • US Now Importing The World’s Deflation
    By on November 3, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    With US QE about to end, the rest of the world faced the prospect of another “taper tantrum” financial crisis, one that this time around could suck the major economies into a deflationary vortex. So it should come as no surprise that the end of QE was countered with a series of offsetting treats...
  • The Soaring Dollar Debate: Good, Bad, Ugly
    By on October 12, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    The dollar is on a tear. And the world is scrambling to figure out what it means. Beginning with the always-interesting Martin Armstrong in a recent Financial Sense interview: “I know a lot of people that hate the dollar, but you have to understand the dollar is really only the game in town. Yes...
  • Money Bubble Predictions Coming True – Part I: ...
    By on October 11, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    In The Money Bubble: What To Do Before It Pops, James Turk and I climb out on some long, skinny limbs with a series of extreme predictions. Now it’s time to start tracking the ones that are (or seem to be) working out, beginning with increasingly wild swings in US equities: Chapter 26, page 294: ...
  • Does Surging Demand for Gold and Silver Coins Signal ...
    By on October 7, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Reports of individuals snapping up near-record numbers of gold and silver coins are coming in from around the world: U.S. Mint American Eagle gold coin sales set to rise sharply in Sept (Reuters) – The U.S. Mint has sold nearly 50,000 ounces of American Eagle gold coins so far in September, almos...
  • Are Cars About To Crash?
    By on October 6, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    New car sales have been one of the bright spots of the US recovery. And they’re still at it: September U.S. auto sales to rise 10 percent: JD Power, LMC (Reuters) – Strong demand drove U.S. new car and truck sales 10 percent higher in September, adding momentum to the industry’s best August i...
  • Why Isn’t Housing A Bubble?
    By on September 30, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    In his book The Postcatastrophe Economy, iTulip’s Eric Janszen notes that financial bubbles don’t repeat. That is, yesterday’s bubble is never tomorrow’s because hot money likes to chase the next big thing, not the last big thing. Which explains how US equities, government bonds, fine art, a...
  • The Depression, World War II, And What They Really Me...
    By on September 21, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    Nearly a century after the fact, the Great Depression remains THE object lesson for virtually every branch of economics. To monetarists the fact that the US money supply fell by nearly a third in the 1930s illustrates the need for a central bank to maintain steady money growth. To Keynesians the Dep...
  • Full Frontal Inflation
    By on September 17, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    By now it’s an article of faith within the sound money community that most major countries have borrowed so much that they’re left with only two options: default on their debt through mass-bankruptcy and a new Great Depression, or inflate it away through stepped-up currency creation. This is an ...
  • Real Interest Rates and Future Chaos
    By on September 15, 2014 | No Comments  Comments
    The folks at Gresham’s Law just published a nifty interactive chart of real (i.e., inflation-adjusted) interest rates since the 1960s that explains a lot about today’s world. To make sense of this, let’s start with a a little background: Interest rates are the rental cost of money, but to f...

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