Articles related to Hyperinflation
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Open Letter to GATA
Dear GATA and Mr. Chris Powell: I am writing this in response to your article Monetary Metals’ Weiner refuses to see anything wrong in the gold market. There is a certain irony for me to read that I refuse to see. I have spent eight years studying the mechanics of the market, building a model, developing software to run the model through several generations, and licensing nearly three terabytes of data giving ever bid and offer in both the spot and futures markets with sub-millisecond resolution
Thursday, March 15, 2018
Impending Mega-Moves and re #1 Asset for Profiting and Protecting
DEEPCASTER LLCFORTRESS ASSETS PORTFOLIO | LETTERS, ALERTS & ARTICLESHIGH POTENTIAL SPECULATOR | HIGH YIELD PORTFOLIOPreserve & Enhance WealthInvestment & Geopolitical IntelligenceMarkets were triggered and shocked a few days ago when the yield on the Bellwether U.S. Treasury 10-Year Note shot up over 2.9% which resulted mainly from Fed Chair Powell’s hinting at the possibility of 4 rate hikes this year. Other soon-to-be-detonated Triggers will have Mega-Consequences for Key Market Sectors but wi
Friday, March 9, 2018
The Disastrous History of Money - USA Gold
The Nightmare German Inflation 

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Currency exchange value dynamics
In a recent article[i] I postulated that the dollar could lose all its purchasing power with a rapidity that will come as an unpleasant bombshell, even to those who already see inflation as society’s greatest problem in the future. The key to understanding why this may be so lies in human reactions to the monetary consequences of the next credit crisis. The undermining of the dollar as a currency affects all other fiat currencies, because it is the reserve currency and all financial markets use
Thursday, March 1, 2018
David Galland - Casey Research
Three Levels of Survival Skills 
The situations in which survival skills become desirable or even necessary cover a wide range of possibilities. For example, if you are in what is euphemistically referred to as the "Golden Years," and your own government decides to manipulate interest rates to the point that the fixed income you rely on to survive falls into negative territory, survival skills will quickly come in handy, but survival skills of a different sort than, say, those required to stay afloat in a failed economy such as Zimbabwe. On that front, we'll hear from a Zimbabwean a bit further on.
Sunday, February 25, 2018
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Irredeemable Currency De-tooths Savers
Arbitrary Interest Rates In the past few weeks, we have argued that interest rates will not rise. We have made our arguments based on observable cases of soft credit demand that falls with rising rates, and analysis of the incentives on creditors and debtors. Ours is a case that rates can’t go up much, for long, because demand for credit won’t chase rates up. In the postwar period up to 1981, borrowers chased rates all the way up the moon. But not since then. Now, we want to make a theoretical a
Monday, February 19, 2018
George F. Smith - Barbarous Relic
  Better than the alternative 
As people age we sometimes hear them say it beats the alternative, which is usually left unsaid.It’s an old joke technology aims to eliminate by treating aging as a disease and curing it. But there’s another sense in which the alternative is assumed to be far worse than the present condition.  I’m referring to the type of government almost all people live under, which is the nation state.  As bad as states might be — we’ve all been taught — it certainly beats the alternative, anarchy.   R
Wednesday, February 14, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
Something is definitely “changing” but what is it
Markets around the world are convulsing which is definitely different than anything we have seen in over a year. We also know that interest rates are going higher all over the world. In fact, if you look at rates going back to 1981, the downtrend line(s) has been broken and thus a very major change. Generational trades and 37 year trend lines are rare on their own, when they finally break it means something very big has changed and you must do your very best at trying to figure out “what” it is.
Monday, February 12, 2018
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
US Weighs Venezuela Oil Sanctions: Why Haven't We Starved Enough
Thousands of children in Venezuela have starved to death. More are at risk. US sanctions contribute to the conditions. The hospitals in Venezuela are overcrowded with children suffering from extreme malnutrition and dehydration. Because of hyperinflation, the Venezuelan Bolivar is all but worthless. The country's only source of revenue is oil, but thanks to corruption and neglect, oil production is down. Making matters worse for everyone in the county, especially innocent children, the US has
Tuesday, February 6, 2018
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
The Fed’s Passive Aggressive Play
Singing the song of rising rates Last week, we took a break from the theme of the consumption of capital, for our annual Outlook 2018 report. We are going to leave the topic for one more week, while we address a market move which is on everyone’s mind. Are interest rates now in a rising cycle? The Fed has been singing the song of rising rates since Yellen hinted at it in September 2014. The Fed’s first hike was December 2015. Here is a graph showing the Fed Funds Rate, which the Fed controls, wi
Monday, February 5, 2018
Mike Hewitt - Dollar Daze
The History of Money: Peru
Peru is the nineteenth largest country in the world and is a diverse land, both in terms of people and geography. It is populated by over 29.2 million peopl, largely descended from Spanish settlers, native Inca, and pre-Inca cultures. Peru has three national languages: Spanish, Aymara, and the native Quechua, reflecting the native Indian and Spanish roots that cultiv
Saturday, February 3, 2018
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Monetary Metals Brief 2018
Predicting the likely path of the prices of the metals in the near term is easy. Just look at the fundamentals. We have invested many man-years in developing the theory, model, and software to calculate it. Every week we publish charts and our calculated fundamental prices. However, predicting the outlook for a longer period of time is much harder. The fundamental shows the relative pressures in the spot and futures markets, but they only show a snapshot. They do not predict how those pressures
Monday, January 29, 2018
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
2018 is starting right on cue. Inflationary pressures have been latent for quite some time but have recently shown the world what is to come in the next few years. How could anyone believe the propaganda that there is no inflation. It has of course suited the market manipulators. But the fake wizardry of the central bankers is now about to be revealed. Since the early 1980s the interest rate cycle were in a strong down trend. When the financial crisis started in 2007, central banks panicked and
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Mark O'Byrne -
Greatest Stock Bubble In History GoldNomics Podcast Transcript
Dave: Welcome to episode two of the Goldnomics podcast where we look at the developments in financial markets through the lens of precious metals. Before we start today, I just want to remind all our listeners to subscribe to the Goldnomics podcast on iTunes YouTube or SoundCloud. And you can also stay up to date with all of the developments in precious metals markets by subscribing for our market updates at And you can find a link in the show notes accompanying this podcast.
Sunday, January 28, 2018
Richard Mills - Ahead of the Herd
Resurgent US oil industry priming the economic pump
Crude oil prices dropped from $110 a barrel in the summer of 2014 to about $30 in January 2016. The effect on oil producers and oil-producing countries was dramatic. The Russian ruble plunged, and the Canadian dollar slipped to below 70 cents US for the first time since 2003, kicking the country into recession and snuffing out the oil boom in Alberta. Many foreign companies operating in the high-cost Canadian oil sands pulled up stakes. One of the hardest hit countries was Venezuela, whose petr
Saturday, January 27, 2018
Robert P. Murphy -
Does Bitcoin Use Too Much Electricity
An optimist says the glass is half full. A pessimist says the glass if half empty. And a Vox writer says if you drink 60 glasses of that stuff in the next hour, it’ll kill you.A case in point is the recent Vox column by Umair Irfan, warning that the Bitcoin network has caused a huge surge in energy consumption. And yet, Irfan’s own article admits that even the largest estimate—which could be double the actual figure—suggests Bitcoin only uses about 0.14 percent of global electricity. It seems so
Thursday, January 25, 2018
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
The world is now between Scylla and Charybdis or between two evils. Thus, there is no solution or positive outcome of the the present state of the world economy. Scylla is the rock or the six headed monster whilst Charybdis is a whirlpool or a black hole (a hard place). BETWEEN SCYLLA (a rock) and CHARYBDIS (a hard place) Since 2006-9, governments and central banks believe that they have got through the strait of Messina passing through Scylla and Charybdis but sadly they are mistaken. The world
Saturday, January 20, 2018
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Exploring the "Dollar Crash" Thesis in Pictures
People have been predicting a crash in the US dollar for something like forever. Let's investigate another crash thesis. ZeroHedge reports the "World's Most Bearish Hedge Fund" has a "Stunning" Theory What Happens Next to the Dollar. Bear in mind the views that follow are not that of ZeroHedge but rather that of Horseman Global CIO Russell Clark who went 100% short in 2016 with negative results. Clark did make money in 2017, an impressive result given the performance of the major indexes. Clark
Friday, January 19, 2018
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
CPI Up 0.1 Percent: How Much is the CPI Understated
The BLS says the CPI is up 0.1% for the month and 2.1% from a year ago. What's the real story? The Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U) increased 0.1 percent in December on a seasonally adjusted basis, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today. Over the last 12 months, the all items index rose 2.1 percent before seasonal adjustment. An increase of 0.4 percent in the shelter index accounted for almost 80 percent of the 1-month all items increase. The food index rose in D
Thursday, January 18, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
  If The Banks Try To Unwind Their Silver Short, Who Are They Going To Buy From
While there’s a lot of commentary about the large paper short position that exists in the silver market, there’s an additional factor exacerbating the situation that few have mentioned. Specifically, given the mindset of the investors that actually own silver, if the banks and hedge funds have to cover their short position, who are they going to buy the metal from? In a typical free market the price of an asset would be where there is an intersection of supply and demand. Yet consider the mindse
Wednesday, January 10, 2018