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Discussion of Market and Economic Trends by Incrementum’s Advisory Board

acting-man.com / Pater Tenebrarum / October 24, 2014

Inflation vs. Deflation

On October 1, the quarterly meeting of the Incrementum Fund’s advisory board took place. A new member has joined the board, well-known economist and outstanding Austrian scholar Dr. Frank Shostak, who has taken part in the quarterly conference for the first time (the transcript [...]

Daily Pfennig: Inflation Slips In The U.S., Imagine That!

caseyresearch.com / Chuck Butler / October 23, 2014

In This Issue.

* Currencies eke out small gains. * Bank of Canada leaves rates unchanged. * Mexican Retail Sales soar! * China’s PMI surprises to the upside!

And Now. Today’s A Pfennig For Your Thoughts.

Inflation Slips In The U.S., Imagine That!

Good Day!… And [...]

3 Things Worth Thinking About (Vol. 14)

streettalklive.com / Lance Roberts / 23 October 2014

Inflation Goal Elusive For A Decade

I have written previously about the Federal Reserve’s real worry which is a rise in deflationary pressures:

“The biggest fear of the Federal Reserve has been the deflationary pressures that have continued to depress the domestic economy. Despite the trillions [...]

Low Inflation? The Price Of Ground Beef Has Risen 17 Percent Over The Past Year

theeconomiccollapseblog.com / By Michael Snyder / October 22nd, 2014

Thanks to the Federal Reserve, the middle class is slowly being suffocated by rising food prices. Every single dollar in your wallet is constantly becoming less valuable because of the inflation the Fed systematically creates. And if you try to build wealth by saving money [...]

Nelson Hunt the man who took silver to $50 an ounce in 1980 dies aged 88

arabianmoney.net / 23 October 2014

Nelson Bunker Hunt, the Texan oil billionaire whose cornering of the silver market in the late 70s took the silver price to what is still its all-time high of $50 an ounce has died at the age of 88 in a care home.

In the oil boom of [...]

Gold Or Crushing Paper Debt?

deviantinvestor.com / By Gary Christenson / October 22, 2014

A Yahoo headline: Pentagon Readying For Long War in Iraq, Syria. More war means more debt and higher inflation. Increasing national debt is as certain as death and taxes. Increasing consumer prices follow.

Then the “something for nothing” crowd adds to the trauma.

More programs [...]

Schizophrenic Silver Slammed On Surging Volume

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 10/22/2014 09:58

What a difference 24 hours makes. Yesterday, ECB rumors sparked precious metal buying on heavy volume. Today, more denials of ECB corporate bond buying combined with a slightly-hotter-than-expected inflation print (i.e. lower odds of Fed unleashing QE4) has sent silver (and gold) tumbling… on very heavy volume…

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Real Hourly Wages Drop In September, Fail To Rise In 6 Of Past 7 Months

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 10/22/2014 09:15 -0400

One of the greatest misconceptions plaguing modern economics is that just because there is broad inflation (real, not hedonic, seasonally-adjusted or a burst in Saudi Arabia dumping crude to pressure a Russian default), then nominal, and real, wages also have to increase.

The problem is that [...]

Gold Or Crushing Paper Debt?

deviantinvestor.com / by Gary Christenson / October 22, 2014

A Yahoo headline: Pentagon Readying For Long War in Iraq, Syria. More war means more debt and higher inflation. Increasing national debt is as certain as death and taxes. Increasing consumer prices follow.

Then the “something for nothing” crowd adds to the trauma.

More programs [...]

Carl Icahn: “The Fed Turned This Market Around Here”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 10/21/2014 21:17

By now, 6 years after America’s grand experiment in recreating Soviet-style central planning started, it should be clear to all except that subset of Homo Sapiens also known as “economists”, that the Fed’s QE is not helping the economy. In fact, it is merely boosting [...]

James Grant Conference Video: Inflation Expectations, Growth, Policy Problems; Europe Has Become Japan

globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / October 21, 2014

Here’s an interesting video from the recent James Grant Conference. The title of this year’s conference is Investing Opportunistically, Separating the Beta from the Alpha.

The first five minutes are introductions and attendee notes you may wish to skip over. The opening speech was by [...]

Oil Deflation, the Saudi’s Muslim Frankenstein, and the Colder War

caseyresearch.com / Marin Katusa / Oct 21, 2014

Deflation [dih-fley-shuhn]

Economics. a fall in the general price level or a contraction of credit and available money (opposed to inflation). Source: Dictionary.com

The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) published a very compelling chart last week; it shows that the net energy imports of the US as [...]

Who benefits from inflation?

news.goldseek.com / By Manish Thatte / 21 October 2014

A good government and healthy society is one which encourages courage, honesty, values and thrift. Borrowing and living beyond your means is not a sign of a healthy society. It also indicates that something is wrong in the way in which the state is being [...]

The Flat Debt Society

mauldineconomics.com / BY JOHN MAULDIN / OCTOBER 20, 2014

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde says the global economy is facing “the risk of a new mediocre, where growth is low and uneven.”… Lagarde said Europe’s 18-nation bloc that uses the euro currency – collectively the world’s biggest economy – is facing the “not insignificant” [...]

Zombie Ideas or Elite Memes? … Just Follow the Money

thedailybell.com / By Staff News & Analysis / October 21, 2014

Zombie Ideas That Keep on Losing … The worst of today’s political malfeasance is being driven by failed ideologies. Zombie ideas that refuse to die have become enshrined in our collective intellectual legacy. The people behind these have been insulated from the economic [...]

Switzerland’s Referendum on Gold

Swiss monetary aggregates. Monetary inflation in Switzerland has gone hog-wild since 2008 (note especially the more than doubling of M1 which is roughly equivalent to TMS-1). And yet, the people responsible for this printathon are worried about “deflation” (seriously). It is of course no wonder that these inflationist bureaucrats hate gold

acting-man.com / Pater [...]

Challenge to Keynesians “Prove Rising Prices Provide an Overall Economic Benefit”

globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / By Mike “Mish” Shedlock / October 19, 2014

The ECB has been concerned about falling consumer prices. I propose that’s 100% stupid, yet that’s the concern.

When the euro declined vs. the US dollar, the ECB was happy that inflation would inch back up. The fear now is that falling oil prices will [...]

Arthur Burn’s Advice During Recession ’75 – Cut Deficit & Taxes

armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / October 19, 2014

Arthur Burn’s testified before Congress on the economic crisis – the first to unfold in the new Floating Exchange Rate system that began in 1971. Keynesian Economics as practiced by government was dead anf taxes had risen to outrageous;y the 90% level until the first [...]

The Fed’s Price Control and Pavlov’s Traders

mises.ca / by Doug French / October 18th, 2014

Pavlov observed that his dogs would salivate when they saw anything associated with food. He introduced sounds into this association and dogs would salivate upon hearing the sound. And so it goes with the Federal Reserve and stock traders.

On October 9th James Bullard, chief [...]

How Americans go poor by spending money on housing and related expenses: Americans spend 33 percent of their income on housing-related items.

mybudget360.com / OCT 17, 2014

People tend to think that buying a home means only paying principal and interest. Most conveniently forget the other myriad of expenses associated with being a homeowner. As Americans find less disposable income in their bank account each month, less Americans are becoming homeowners. The middle class is moving away [...]