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Federal Reserve Admits Truth In Internal Memo: “Prices Continue To Rise Between 3% And 33%”

We are confused: on one hand the Fed is injecting hundreds of billions of liquidity into the market, boosting the S&P to all time highs and making the rich richer (Piketty taking Excel lessons from Rogoff notwithstanding) while the economy remains … Continue reading

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US Inflation Jumps To Highest In 7 Months

Producer Price Inflation data soared higher than expectations across the board this morning with Final Demand up 1.4% YoY (against 1.1% expectation) to its highest since Aug 2013. The main driver was food and apparel prices (rather unexpectedly) but we also … Continue reading

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When Will the Propaganda Stop?

See additional comments on Tea Party Nation The examples below show how the media can provide two separate pictures of our economy. People who are working (paying taxes) know the reality: food is up 19% in the first quarter of … Continue reading

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The 34 Words That May Have Caused Today’s Crash In Stocks

There is much consternation about what triggered today’s rapid escalation of selling pressure in US stocks. As the evening wends on and traders sip their Absinthe, it appears an embargoed record of the Fed’s Advisory Panel minutes was at least a major … Continue reading

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Inflation, Deflation and Wealth Protection – Part One

What is inflation? Inflation is one of the most commonly misunderstood phenomenon in the world today – even by so called professionals. I worked in the investment banking industry for fifteen years. I would bet the percentage of these people … Continue reading

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One Graphic to Consider

The correlation between transportation and future economic activity shown above foreshadows a short time frame for an economic downturn. The shipping industry has been collapsing due to a surplus of large cargo and tanker ships for several years. How will … Continue reading

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Reality Check by Simon Black: The Dow Jones Industrial Average vs. Bananas

The Dow Jones Industrial Average, one of the key benchmarks of the US stock market, has soundly surpassed its all-time high. And most of the investing world is toasting their collective success and celebrating the recovery. It’s a funny thing, … Continue reading

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Will You Fight for Liberty or Your Pocketbook?

As consumer inflation approaches 10%, payroll taxes increased and unemployment is 23%, how much more pain will it take for the American people to wake up? I have no faith in a federal reserve note and am converting this fiat … Continue reading

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Washington’s Biggest Lie (and Why it Continues to be Told)

Chart courtesy of Shadow Statistics. The chart above compares the official CPI-U to the pre-1980 methodology for computing the CPI-U. It shows that without the government’s manipulation of the methodology for computing the CPI, current inflation would be nearly 10%. Today’s headline … Continue reading

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Are You Worried About the Collapse of the US Dollar?

  1/20/09 (currency vs. the value of the USD) 9/14/12 (currency vs.the value of the USD)  Difference  Gain or Loss  Swiss Franc 1.14 0.93 -$0.21 18.54%  Chinese Won 1.36 1.13 -$0.23 17.07%  Canadian Dollar  1.26 0.97 -$0.29 22.97%  British Pound … Continue reading

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Got Food?

The chart above (courtesy of CNNMoney.com) shows the effect of the drought across the United States today. The average price increase for the above commodities was 2.28%. This translates into an inflation rate of 600% if we do not include … Continue reading

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On Gold And The US Debt Trap?

As with much of the euro area, the US is in a debt trap. All the politicking in DC does not change this economic fact. The federal debt is going to be devalued. Yet even now, amid a new economic … Continue reading

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Food Hyperinflation – Part II

The above chart (from CNN.money.com shows the price increases for corn, soybeans and wheat for July 18, 2012 and the opening electronic prices underneath for July 19th. Adding the two price increases together shows an increase of 3.16%, 3.61% and … Continue reading

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Food Hyperinflation Is About to Hit the United States

The commodities shown above from CNNMoney.com shows the impact of the drought on the price of corn, soybeans and wheat. All three surpassed 52 week highs today (July 18, 2012). Couple this with the price of gasoline once crude oil … Continue reading

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