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March Inflation, Retail Sales and Gold

sunshineprofits.com / ARKADIUSZ SIEROŃ / APRIL 20, 2017

Last week, two important U.S. economic reports were released. What do they imply for the gold market?

Recently, geopolitical events – such as the U.S. strike in Syria, tensions over the North Korea, Turkish constitutional referendum, or May’s call for a snap election in the UK – […]

ALERT: You Heard It Here First – “QT” Will Be The New Buzzphrase That Moves World Markets

kingworldnews.com / April 20, 2017

With everyone wondering what the next move will be by global central banks, “QT” is what is going to move world markets in the future and you heard it here first.

Peter Boockvar: First, After hearing Fed President Eric Rosengren yesterday afternoon again giving his support for allowing the […]

‘May’hem Strikes – Dollar & Bond Yields “Pounded” To Post-Election Lows

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Apr 18, 2017

Bonds have gievn up, comodities have given up, inflation expectations have given up, bank stocks have rolled over, and even ‘soft’ data is starting to rollover… still the ‘rally’ is in tact, it’s just a fleshwound according to the business media…

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Bonds just […]

Get Ready for Inflation! Lumber Logs a 12-Year High

news.goldseek.com / By Frank Holmes / Tuesday, 18 April 2017

As if you need more proof that inflation is finally starting to pick up, lumber prices rose to a 12-year high last week, supported mainly by expectations that steep duties will soon be levied on cheap softwood imports from Canada. Lumber futures rose to […]

What the Heck’s Going On with Classic Cars?

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter / Apr 17, 2017

The asset class of Beautiful Machines heads south.

Prices of collector cars fell again, according to the April report by Hagerty, which specializes in insuring vintage automobiles. After a tremendous price surge that peaked in 2015, they’ve been ratcheting their way down ever so […]

Hell To Pay

acting-man.com / MN Gordon / April 17, 2017

Behind the Curve

Economic nonsense comes a dime a dozen. For example, Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen “think(s) we have a healthy economy now.” She even told the University of Michigan’s Ford School of Public Policy so earlier this week. Does she know what she’s talking […]

Bank Lending Shrinking As Wage Growth Remains Stagnant

wallstreetexaminer.com / by Anthony B Sanders via Confounded Interest / April 14, 2017

I appeared on Fox News Radio today on the Tom Sullivan Show. He asked me about the non-existant inflation report today, the poor retail sales numbers and the 0 perfect wage growth report.

We also got around to discussing positive bank […]

Germany Building Free Housing for Refugees worth 3 million

armstrongeconomics.com / by Martin Armstrong / Apr 15, 2017

In Germany, Martin Schultz wants to give refugees the right to vote. So if he cannot win with Germans, he wants to give the right to vote to refugees to win by bribing them. The German politicians are now giving them apartments they are constructing […]

Atlanta Fed GDPNow Forecast Spirals Ever Closer to Zero

wolfstreet.com / by Wolf Richter • Apr 14, 2017

Retail sales and inflation did it.

The Atlanta Fed’s GDPNow model, which forecasts GDP growth in the US, dropped to 0.5% seasonally adjusted annualized GDP growth for the first quarter. This “annualized rate” means if the economy grows like at this pace for four quarters […]

Albert Edwards Is Puzzled: “Where Is The Wage Inflation?”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Apr 13, 2017 10:00 AM

Just like Bill Gross’ monthly note earlier, Albert Edwards’ latest piece is an exercise in stream of consciousness in two parts. In the first one, Edwards focuses on his, and our, favorite topic – bashing the “hubris” of central bankers, which he believes […]

Jim Rickards: The Numbers Impacting the Fed

wallstreetexaminer.com / by Craig Wilson via The Daily Reckoning / April 10, 2017

Jim Rickards joined Stephen Guilfoyle on The Street to discuss his latest take on the numbers that will move the Fed in through its decision making process. During the conversation Jim Rickards and Mr. Guilfoyle, also known as “Sarge” on Wall Street, […]

Key Events In The Holiday-Shortened Wee

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Apr 10, 2017

In this holiday-shortened week (markets closed for Good Friday), focus turns to several inflation prints in G10 in the week ahead, with US and UK inflation data likely to get the most attention. In addition, there are a few scheduled speaking engagements by Fed officials, […]

Eric Peters Calls it: “The Change Of Change Is Now Negative”

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Apr 9, 2017

Ahead of what we hope will be a relatively quiet week following the juggernaut from the past 7 days, we present readers with another excerpt from the latest weekly note from Eric Peters, CIO of One River, which is not only appropriate in the context […]

How to Defend Your Bonds and Increase Income in a Rising Interest Rate Environment

Source: Bloomberg

financialsense.com / ROBERT BERNARD / 04/07/2017

With the recent upswing in inflation and economic growth, bond investors are getting more concerned about the stress this may have on bond prices and their overall portfolios.

Should they be worried? Here are a few general items affecting interest rates we DON’T yet know:

-How […]

Guess Who Isn’t Buying The “Reflation” Trade

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Apr 7, 2017 2:47 PM

For all the talk of record (at least until recently) speculative Treasury shorts, rising inflation and a guaranteed selloff in long-dated debt – at least according to virtually every sellside desk on Wall Street – one group of investors is clearly on the […]

Picking up the Czech

marctomarket.com / Dr. Win Thin / April 6, 2017

The Czech National Bank (CNB) ended the EUR/CZK floor today. Timing was a little earlier than expected, but rising inflation and a robust economy warranted it. We think it’s too soon to talk about a rate hike, as we expect the koruna to overshoot to […]

Why Now Is The Time To Invest In Gold and Silver – Schroders

goldcore.com / By Mark O’Byrne / April 6, 2017

Invest In Gold and Silver – Now Is The Time – Schroders

Schroders is one of the leading investment managers in the world. It is a global asset management company, founded in 1804 and based in the UK. The company employs over 4,100 people […]

Another Central Bank Throws In The Towel: Czech National Bank Ends Currency Cap, Floats Koruna

zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / Apr 6, 2017

Four months ago we showed that according to 6 month EURCZK forwards – driven by a recent surge in Czech inflation – the market was convinced the Czech central bank would end its Koruna peg to the Euro some time before the summer.

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Visualizing The Buying Power Of The U.S. Dollar Over The Last Century

zerohedge.com / by Jeff Desjardins of Visual Capitalist / Apr 6, 2017

The value of money is not static. In the short term, it may ebb and flow against other currencies on the market. In the long-term, a currency tends to lose buying power over time through inflation, and as more currency units are […]

Time to Hedge State Reserve Funds with Gold

news.goldseek.com / By Jp Cortez / 5 April 2017

Financially prudent individuals set aside surplus funds to protect against unforeseen expenditures. This way, when faced with loss of income, house repairs, car trouble, or anything else, they will have a buffer against unanticipated downturns.

In the same vein, almost every state in the United States […]

Softening Eurozone Inflation and Gold

sunshineprofits.com / ARKADIUSZ SIEROŃ / APRIL 5, 2017

The inflation rate in the euro area fell in March. What does it mean for the gold market?

Euro area annual overall inflation is expected to be 1.5 percent in March. It means a decline from 2 percent in the previous month, as one can see in […]

Yes, Michael Kramer, but WHY hasn’t gold kept up with inflation?

gata.org / CHRIS POWELL / April 4, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

Writing this week at Investopedia, fund manager Michael Kramer of Mott Capital Management in Garden City, New York, notes that the gold price in recent decades has not kept up with inflation, a point GATA has made for many years and […]

Proven and Probable interviews GATA Chairman Murphy

gata.org / CHRIS POWELL / April 4, 2017

Dear Friend of GATA and Gold:

GATA Chairman Bill Murphy, interviewed by Maurice Jackson of Proven and Probable, says monetary metals prices would be far higher if they had kept up with inflation and had not been suppressed by central banks and investment banks. Murphy notes that […]

Emerging Market Preview for the Week Ahead

marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / April 3, 2017

EM FX was mixed last week. The rebound in oil helped some, such as COP, RUB, and MXN. On the other hand, idiosyncratic political risks weighed on South Africa. This week could pose a challenge to EM, with lots of Fed speakers, FOMC minutes, and […]

Central Banks Rethink 2% Inflation Target (In the Wrong Direction of Course)

mishtalk.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / April 2, 2017

If Central Banks wanted to make a positive impact on the global economy, they would abolish themselves and let the free market set rates.

Instead, and after pursuing a 2% inflation target for decades, central bankers now ponder the need for even higher rates of […]