goldseek.com / By Jeff Thomas / 24 April 2015
Historically, when a nation’s debt exceeds its ability to repay even the interest, it can be assumed that the currency will collapse. Typically, governments exacerbate the situation by printing large amounts of currency notes in an effort to inflate the problem away, or at least postpone […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden on 04/23/2015 17:30
Entrepreneurs around the world are “drowning in this nothingness reality,” and Saxobank CIO Steen Jakobsen sees acrisis correction as the only outcome of a zero environment in his opinion. “We have zero growth, zero inflation and zero hope,” he explains based on his recent global travels meeting […]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Thursday, April 23, 2015 2:05 AM
It is extremely refreshing to see a large, prominent, and historically accurate fund manager lay it on the line.
GMO does that quarter after quarter, with no-nonsense projections.
As of March 31, their 7-Year Asset Class Real Return Forecast is as follows.
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/23/2015 07:00 -0400
Today is shaping up to be a rerun of yesterday where another frenzied Asian session that has seen both the Shanghai Composite and the Nikkei close higher yet again (following the weakest Chinese HSBC mfg PMI in one year which in an upside down world means […]
goldsilverworlds.com / Courtesy of Global Gold Switzerland / April 22, 2015
Which ‘flation will it be? Deflation or inflation or both? Looking at the BIG PICTURE …
CRB: Deflationary pressures are clearly seen in commodities prices, which are currently at 2009 levels, at the depth of the collapse, as evidenced by the CRB (a proxy […]
Home Sale Prices and Volume
wallstreetexaminer.com / by Lee Adler • April 22, 2015
In the hall of mirrors where conomists live, there’s no housing inflation. When the prices of consumption goods rise it’s “inflation.” But when housing prices rise, it’s not inflation, it’s “appreciation.” It’s like stock prices. There’s literally no stock price […]
dollarcollapse.com / by John Rubino / April 21, 2015
One of the defining traits of financial bubbles is the willingness of traders and investors to interpret pretty much everything as a buy signal. Rising corporate earnings mean growth, while falling profits mean easier money on the way. War means more revenues for defense contractors […]
gata.org / By Jonathan Burgos and Netty Idayu Ismail via Bloomberg News / April 21, 2015
Gold’s traditional role as a store of wealth has been usurped by contemporary art and apartments in cities such as New York and London, according to Laurence D. Fink, head of the world’s biggest asset manager.
“Historically gold was […]
acting-man.com / Pater Tenebrarum / April 17, 2015
One Bad Idea After Another
Ben Bernanke is frequently in the news these days. The latest occasion concerns his opinion on the Fed’s “inflation” target, i.e., the target for the speed at which money should be debased relative to consumer goods in order to finally attain […]
globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com / Mike “Mish” Shedlock / Friday, April 17, 2015 2:44 AM
It’s pretty rare for Bernanke for former Fed chair Ben Bernanke to say much of anything that makes any sense. He recently he did, just not in context.
“I don’t see anything magical about targeting 2 percent inflation,” Bernanke told a conference […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/17/2015 08:43 -0400
Following February’s big bounce back MoM, Consumer Prices in March rose 0.2% MoM (less than the expected 0.3% rise) but it is YoY that is the great news for Americans. CPI fell 0.1% YoY in March (below expectations of unch) which means Consumer Prices haven’t risen […]
marctomarket.com / by Marc Chandler / April 15, 2015
Six years after the US economic contraction ended, the Federal Reserve has still not raised interest rates. Inflation has not accelerated as so many predicted. The economy is chugging along in an irregular fashion. The US economy appears to have ground to a near halt […]
wallstreetexaminer.com / By Anthony B. Sanders • April 10, 2015
The prices of imported goods declined slightly less in March than expected. The forces weighing on both consumer prices and demand for domestically produced goods — notably the stronger U.S. dollar — are far from receding. Regarding prices, recent firming in oil and consumer prices […]
zerohedge.com / by Tyler Durden / 04/10/2015 06:53 -0400
Overnight market news was once again driven by the Asian superbubble, where as expected, the Hang Seng (+1.22%) soared once more and is now up 9.5% for the week, following news the Hong Kong Exchanges and Clearing Ltd (HKEx) expects it will “substantially increase” quotas […]
zerohedge.com / By Jeffrey Snider of Alhambra Investment Partners / 04/09/2015 12:35
The frightening possibility that the US economy, and the world with it, remains still bound by a single “cycle” dating back to at least 2007 (and you could even argue 2000 or 1995) brings with it nothing good about future prospects. If […]