Archive for the ‘Inflation/Deflation’ Category

Currency Wars: Is Surrender An Option?

January 23rd, 2015

currency-war_cartoonJohn Rubino:  Switzerland, as everyone knows by now, has slipped out the back door of the drunken orgy that is the modern financial system. And the other revelers are wondering if it’s time to find their own clothes and start tiptoeing towards the exit.

Because the Swiss have such a big “mind share” in the world of finance, it’s easy to forget how Read more…

Banking, Economy, Europe, Gold, Inflation/Deflation, World News

Investor implications of QE by the ECB

January 22nd, 2015

European-Central-BankAxel Merk: Is European Central Bank (ECB) head Draghi’s determination to purchase government bonds turning Europe into a banana republic? What are the implications not only for the euro and U.S. dollar, but gold, stocks and bonds? Our analysis shows that conventional wisdom may be proven wrong in more than one way. Read more…

Banking, Bonds, Currency, Europe, Inflation/Deflation, Stocks, World News

10 Factors That Preceded The 2008 Financial Crisis That Are Happening Again

January 7th, 2015

10-Key-Events-That-Preceded-The-Last-Financial-Crisis-300x300Michael Snyder:  If you do not believe that we are heading directly toward another major financial crisis, you need to read this article.  So many of the exact same patterns that preceded the great financial collapse of 2008 are happening again right before our very eyes.  History literally appears to be repeating, but most Americans seem absolutely oblivious to what is going on.  The mainstream media and our politicians are Read more…

Banking, Crude Oil, Currency, Economy, Gold, Government, Inflation/Deflation, Investing, Markets, Politics, Silver, Stocks, Today's Top News, World News

Is Inflation Oversold?

December 22nd, 2014

InflationGary Tanashian:  First, for all you right minded wording detectives out there, you are absolutely right… inflation is not rising prices and deflation is not dropping prices.  Also, deflation is not two measures of a heavily manipulated bond market (chart 1) dropping impulsively.  But for the sake of argument, let’s realize that Main Street does indeed call $4 regular at the pump “inflation” and every several years when a scare crops up they call dropping stocks and house prices “deflation”. Read more…

Banking, Crude Oil, Gold, Inflation/Deflation, Silver, Today's Top News

Deflation AND Inflation

December 18th, 2014

Inflation und DeflationGary Tanashian:  At the prodding of an NFTRH subscriber who was combing through old issues, I went back and read NFTRH 7, from November of 2008 and was struck by how things have really not changed in the last 6 years of non-stop inflationary policy; they have intensified and gone global, but the mechanics have not changed. Read more…

Banking, Inflation/Deflation, Today's Top News, World News

The Engineered Fall Of The Russian Economy And Ruble

December 17th, 2014

USA VS RussiaKurt Nimmo:  Saudi Arabia, the most influential member of OPEC, and the United States are working together to destroy the Russian economy and destabilize the country. Read more…

Banking, Crude Oil, Currency, Economy, Government, Inflation/Deflation, Russia, Today's Top News, World News

17 Reasons Why I Trust Silver

December 17th, 2014

SilverGary Christenson:  War and Inflation – 3 reasons:

  • From Ernest Hemingway: “The first panacea for a mismanaged nation is inflation of the currency; the second is war.  Both bring a temporary prosperity; both bring a permanent ruin.  But both are the refuge of political and economic opportunists.”  This was true before WWII and is just as true now.

Commodities, Currency, Economy, Gold, Government, Inflation/Deflation, Military and Police, Politics, Precious Metals, Russia, Silver, Today's Top News

Wall Street Lobbyists Continue To Strip The Dodd-Frank Act In Washington

December 15th, 2014

Wall StreetJohn Rubino:  So the markets are getting skittish and the media is obsessing about the many things that could go wrong out there. It’s like 2007 all over again, but with one big difference: Back then the mega-banks were reasonably sure the government would, if necessary, bail them out of their hundreds of trillions of dollars of derivatives liabilities. Otherwise, as they actually Read more…

Banking, Economy, Government, Inflation/Deflation, Today's Top News

Investors Will Be Watching Closely For Any Surprises From The Federal Reserve This Week

December 15th, 2014

Federal Reserve buildingClint Siegner:  The Federal Open Market Committee meets again this week, and investors will be watching the announcement that follows closely. The consensus remains for the Fed to begin raising rates mid next year. Many expect Fed officials to provide more specific guidance. Read more…

Banking, Crude Oil, Economy, Government, Inflation/Deflation, Today's Top News

The Most Important Variable For 2015

December 9th, 2014

Thinking ManChris Ciovacco:  What Drives Bond Yields And The Fed?

Since the Fed is the largest player in the bond market, it plays a big role in the direction of interest rates. However in the end, interest rates are determined by all bond market participants. If consumer prices are stable, conservative bonds are more attractive. Conversely, if prices are rising at 4% annually, a 2% bond yield starts to look less attractive. Therefore Read more…

Banking, Bonds, Inflation/Deflation, Today's Top News

Inflation And Gold: Are Stocks Adjusting

November 25th, 2014

Stock MarketsGary Tanashian:  MarketWatch announces that the US stock market is back to the ‘real’ highs of the last secular bull market, prior to the bubble blow out.  Here is the Dow adjusted for CPI, finally paying back investors after a 14 year debit in ‘real’ terms. Read more…

Gold, Inflation/Deflation, Stocks, Today's Top News

What Is Money When The System Collapses?

November 17th, 2012

Welcome To The Currency War, Part 4: Corporate Revenues Plunge

October 26th, 2012

John Rubino: The Eurozone meltdown has sent capital pouring into (temporarily) safe haven currencies like the US dollar (NYSEARCA:UUP), which rose by nearly 12% between October 2011 and August 2012. Read more…

Currency, Earnings, Inflation/Deflation

How to Hedge Against Greek Contagion

October 3rd, 2012

As I walked out of the Hassler Hotel in Rome last week, a man in a business suit walked briskly by, surrounded by a security detail. It was Antonis Samaras, the new Greek Prime Minister, who was in town to meet with Italy’s Premier Mario Monti. Samaras is a man with Read more…

Europe, Government, Inflation/Deflation, World News

Why Major Food Inflation, Food Shortages and Food Riots Are Coming

September 7th, 2012

A devastating global food crisis unlike anything we have ever seen in modern times is coming.  Crippling drought and bizarre weather patterns have damaged food production all over the world this summer, and the UN and the World Bank have both issued ominous Read more…

Agriculture, Currency, Economy, Inflation/Deflation

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