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Gold Bars Near 5-Week Dollar Low as Fed’s ‘Full Employment’ Rate-Rise Hints Meet ‘Falling Inflation’

financialsense.com / ADRIAN ASH / 08/30/2016

Gold bars traded in London’s wholesale market recovered from their fourth dip below $1320 per ounce in 4 days on Tuesday, returning from the UK’s summer Bank Holiday near 5-week lows as betting rose that the US Fed will raise its key interest rate at this month’s FOMC […]

The Next Experiment, Part 1: Japan Prepares To Buy Pretty Much Everything

dollarcollapse.com / By John Rubino / AUGUST 29, 2016

For most of the world, the past decade’s monetary and fiscal experiments are viewed as failures. See, for instance, French support for the EU project crumbling on both left and rightand Why were smart people suckered by Abenomics?

So what do the best and […]

Great Graphic: Low Wages in US Rising

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / August 29, 2016

This Great Graphic comes from the Wall Street Journal. It shows what is happening to the pay of the least compensated in the US. Their pay is going up at a pace that is exceeding the averages and inflation.

The data is from Q2 16. […]

The inflation conundrum

mises.ca / EMILE WOOLF / AUGUST 26, 2016

As an economic term, “inflation” is shorthand for “inflation of the money supply”.

The general public, however, usually takes it to mean “rising prices” which is not surprising since one of the common effects of an increase in the money supply is higher prices. However, supporters of […]

Former Fed Governor Warsh admits that the central bank manipulates markets

gata.org / By Kevin Warsh The Wall Street Journal / August 24, 2016

Adjudicating GATA’s freedom-of-information claim against the Federal Reserve when he was a member of the Fed’s Borad of Governors in 2009, the author revealed that the Fed has secret gold swap arrangements with foreign banks —

http://www.gata.org/node/7819

— a business about which […]

The Reckoning—–The Central Bankers Really Don’t Know What They Are Doing

davidstockmanscontracorner.com / by Jeffrey P. Snider via ALHAMBRA PARTNERS / August 25, 2016

As I have written many, many times, the “unexpected” events of January and February were a dramatic wake-up call for central banks. Last August’s global liquidation they could at least try to ignore because it could possibly fit within the paradigm of […]

Consumer Confidence Slumps As Inflation Expectations Crash To All-Time Lows

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Aug 26, 2016 10:08 AM

The “disinflationary mindset” remains as UMIch-reported medium-term inflation expectations plunge back to record lows.

Headline consumer confidence also dropped to its lowest since 2016 lows in April driven by drop in ‘hope’ from the flash print – stuck at lowest levels since 2014.

[…]

What Does Inflation Really Mean?

schiffgold.com / BY SCHIFFGOLD / AUGUST 25, 2016

No other economic concept has created as much confusion and in-fighting among economists as the idea of inflation. Along with its antithesis deflation, they have been the boon and bane of many monetary policy makers, detractors, and admirers for decades.

But what does inflation really mean? […]

Narrowly Mixed Greenback in Summer Churn

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / August 24, 2016

The US dollar is going nowhere fast. It is narrowly mixed against the major currencies. The market awaits for fresh trading incentives, with much hope placed on Yellen’s presentation at Jackson Hole at the end of the week. Is it too early to suggest that […]

The Inflation Imperative

deviantinvestor.com / by Gary Christenson / August 22, 2016

The western welfare states (US, UK, EU etc.) have borrowed more digital currency than can be repaid at current values. The choices are:

Massive inflation: a bad choice

Default: an even worse choice

From Jim Rickards (Strategic Intelligence – Sept. 2016 issue):

“Given the nonsustainability […]

$135,000 Gold-Backed Scholarship Fund Launched to Help Students Cope with Federal Reserve Induced Tuition Inflation

goldsilverworlds.com / Jp Cortez / August 19, 2016

A major national precious metals dealer announced today the creation of the first gold-backed scholarship fund to support outstanding students who understand that gold is money and can articulate the failures of the inflation-creating Federal Reserve System.

Money Metals Exchange, a national precious metals dealer recently ranked […]

Surprise! Surprise! Surprise! It’s the Greenspan Era Blueprint on Inflation

news.goldseek.com / By Gary Tanashian / 19 August 2016

The post title is best when drawled in Gomer’s thick southern accent.

I realize Gomer Pyle was way before the time of much of my reading audience, but for the last few weeks I’ve been hearing him in my head as not only NFTRH, […]

RBC adds $200 to Gold forecast

truthingold.com / August 17, 2016 at 08:56

Gold has been treading water above the $1,340 an ounce level recently, coming off two-year highs hit earlier in August. Year to date the metal has gained almost 26% or more than $280 an ounce.

It’s been gold best first half run since 1980 when the price […]

Yes, We Do Have Inflation, We Do Have Inflation Today

wallstreetexaminer.com / by Lee Adler • August 16, 2016

In conjunction with the record highs in stock prices, the CPI data released today continues to show that ZIRP suppresses consumer goods inflation while inflating asset prices.

This should be news to no one. The Bank of Japan dropped interest rates below 1% more than […]

The “Housing Crisis” in San Francisco Strangles Demand

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / August 16, 2016

San Francisco housing bubble buckles under its own lopsidedness

Here’s the other side of central-bank engineered asset price inflation, or “healing the housing market,” as it’s called in a more politically correct manner:

San Francisco Unified school district, which employs about 3,300 teachers, has been hobbled […]

Doug Noland’s Credit Bubble Bulletin: Inflation

wallstreetexaminer.com / by Doug Noland via Credit Bubble Bulletin / August 13, 2016

(Email from reader T.B.) “These various stages of capitalism, or finance, are interesting and descriptive. But I think the progression is rather simply explained as an ongoing perversion of capitalism caused by inflation: credit expansion or any kind of money-supply inflation.

Have […]

A Treasure Trove of Nuggets From the MSM

news.goldseek.com / By Gary Tanashian / 12 August 2016

It is summer slack season, with no FOMC meeting in August and so into the void go our friends in the mainstream media, with all sorts of noise to distract investors. Here’s one that was anticipated…

Fed should raise interest rates this year, Williams says

From […]

Wendy’s CEO Blames Rising Inflation, Falling Wages, Election Mayhem for Restaurant Sector “Slowdown”

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / August 10, 2016

Consumers at the “low end” are tapped out.

Restaurants are considered a leading indicator of the economy into a downturn. The theory is that restaurant revenues are slowing when consumers, whose spending accounts for about 70% of GDP, start having trouble with their wallets.

Some […]

Why Wages Aren’t Rising—–There Is Still Immense Slack In The Labor Market

davidstockmanscontracorner.com / by Jeffrey P. Snider • August 10, 2016

Basic economics has proven that when the supply of something dwindles, absent an offsetting drop in demand the price should rise. When translating these fundamental terms to the labor market especially of the past few years, the supply means “slack” or the available pool of […]

How Long Can Economic Reality Be Ignored? — Paul Craig Roberts

paulcraigroberts.org / Paul Craig Roberts / August 10, 2016

Trump and Hitlery have come out with the obligatory “economic plans.” Neither them nor their advisors, have any idea about what really needs to be done, but this is of no concern to the media.

The presstitutes operate according to “pay and say.” They say […]

Silver and Inflation

silverseek.com / By Roland Watson / August 9, 2016 – 10:16pm

In the course of writing a newsletter on silver and seeking new angles on the metal, it is necessary to maintain a wide array of datasets. Some of these I update on a weekly and monthly basis for subscribers, but I thought I would […]

Real vs. Nominal Interest Rates

acting-man.com / Keith Weiner / August 10, 2016

Calculation Problem

What is the real interest rate? It is the nominal rate minus the inflation rate. This is a problematic idea. Let’s drill deeper into what they mean by inflation.

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You can’t add apples and oranges, or so the old expression claims. However, economists […]

Trump as President Means a $500 Jump in Gold Prices

truthingold.com / August 10, 2016

Regardless of their political leanings, serious buyers of gold and investors in all precious metals understand these are very unusual times. This reality is driving a great deal of discussion, particularly in a post-Brexit world.

Many respected analysts and pundits were proved wrong about the possibility of a […]

A License to Print Money

financialsense.com / KEITH M BARRON PHD / 08/08/2016

“Since we decided a few weeks ago to adopt the leaf as legal tender, we have, of course, all become immensely rich.”

Ford stared in disbelief at the crowd who were murmuring appreciatively at this and greedily fingering the wads of leaves with which their track […]

Futures Flat; Global Stocks, Bonds Rise As Sterling Slides For Fifth Day

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Aug 9, 2016

S&P500 index futures were unchanged (up less than 0.1%) following another modest, low-volume levitation in European, Asian shares in a mostly eventless overnight session; oil comes off following gaining overnight with WTI trading just around $43.

Government bonds advanced around the world, now that rate […]