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Wolf Richter
Negative Yields Not Required: Even “Low” Interest Rates Screw Up the Economy
How to make a mess in the era of low demand. This is the transcript from my podcast last Sunday, THE WOLF STREET REPORT: Now the plot thickens: I’ve got a former Secretary of the Treasury backing me up. We’ve already seen, including in my last podcast, how negative interest rates screw up the economy. Negative interest rates are so absurd that just thinking about them gives me a headache. In the era of negative interest rates, owning financial assets such as government bonds, or savings in the b
Thursday, August 29, 2019
Michael J. Kosares - USA Gold
Gold responds to the trade and currency war
At all-time highs in six of the world’s top currencies The charts posted immediately below tell one of the quiet, but perhaps most important stories unfolding in the world of high international finance. Gold has appreciated sharply in the currencies of all of the world’s top economies. In five of the top eight economies – the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada, Australia, and India – it is priced at all-time highs.
Tuesday, August 13, 2019
Chris Powell - GATA
Soaring Japanese yen spurs speculation about stealth intervention
The yen's surge beyond a key threshold against the U.S. dollar has sparked speculation among traders in Tokyo that Japan's $1.6 trillion government pension fund could engage in "stealth intervention" to soften the currency over coming weeks. Traders said Monday's sharp strengthening in the yen past the Y106 mark against the dollar, alongside further U.S.-China-related volatility in foreign exchange markets, raised the possibility that the Government Pension Investment Fund might discreetly accel
Wednesday, August 7, 2019
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
Blame Gold
We have been talking about The Midas Paradox (2015), by Scott Sumner. July 23, 2017: The Midas Paradox (2015), by Scott Sumner. As you probably guessed from the three-word title, the book can be summarized in two words, which are: “blame gold.” This, as we have seen, is actually a relatively new notion, even if it enjoys some popularity today. The general consensus, which later (after 1950) became the Keynesian consensus, did not blame gold, or indeed, monetary policy in general, for the Great D
Wednesday, July 3, 2019
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
The “Gold Sterilization” of 1937
Today, we will start investigating the U.S. recession of 1937, and along with that, claims that the Federal Reserve caused it by some sort of misbehavior. As is our usual practice, we will begin with just looking at some general information about that time. Industrial production had a short, sharp shock in 1937. Here’s what it looked like in terms of nominal GDP: I am not going to try to disentangle what was going on at that time. There were a lot of things, from the introduction of Social Sec
Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Robert P. Murphy
3 Modern Arguments for Tariffs, Debunked
 Many proponents of tariffs recognize the absurdity of tariffs as a general rule. However, they feel that there are certain, special cases in which tariffs are justified, and indeed vital to a nation's survival. In  this article, I will analyze three such arguments: I. REDUCE TRADE DEFICIT Many people believe that a tariff on a specific country's goods is necessary whenever the United States suffers from a high trade de
Monday, May 20, 2019
Ronan Manly - Bullion Star
New Gold Pool at the BIS Basle, Switzerland: Part 1
“In the Governor’s absence I attended the meeting in Zijlstra’s room in the BIS on the afternoon of Monday, 10th December to continue discussions about a possible gold pool. Emminger, de la Geniere, de Strycker, Leutwiler, Larre and Pohl were present.”      13 December 1979 – Kit McMahon to Gordon Richardson, Bank of England Introduction A central bank Gold Pool which many people will be familiar with operated in the gold market between November 1961 and March 1968. That Gold Pool was known as t
Thursday, April 18, 2019
Mike Hewitt - Dollar Daze
America's Forgotten War Against the Central Banks
"Let me issue and control a nation's money supply, and I care not who makes its laws." (Mayer Amschel Rothschild, Founder of Rothschild Banking Dynasty) Many prominent Americans such as Benjamin Franklin, Thomas Jefferson, and Andrew Jackson have argued and fought against the central banking polices used throughout Europe. A note issued by a central bank, such as the Federal Reserve Note, is bank currency. These notes are given to the government in exchange for an interest-bearing g
Sunday, December 30, 2018
Mickey Fulp - Mercenary Geologist
The Never-Ending Wars of the United States of America
A Monday Morning Musing from Mickey the Mercenary Geologist"War is a racket. It always has been. It is possibly the oldest, easily the most profitable, surely the most vicious. It is the only one international in scope. It is the only one in which the profits are reckoned in dollars and the losses in lives. A racket is best described, I believe, as something that is not what it seems to the majority of the people. Only a small 'inside' group knows what it is about. It is conducted for the benefi
Wednesday, November 21, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Price Spikes vs. Dollar as Trump Sacks Tillerson 'Cos of Russia', Inflation Rises
GOLD PRICES leapt against a sinking Dollar on Tuesday but quickly fell back after US consumer prices showed the fastest inflation in 6 months and US President Donald Trump sacked his Secretary of State Rex Tillerson with a tweet, one day after Tillerson called Russia "a force for instability in the world." Trump had tweeted overnight that the House Intelligence Committee " found no evidence of collusion or coordination" between his 2
Wednesday, March 14, 2018
Nathan Lewis - New World Economics
“Should We Restore The Gold Standard”
I thought I would add a little commentary to this item from Bullionstar: Should We Restore the Gold Standard? It consists of a sort of virtual discussion between Larry White and David Glasner, who we looked at recently regarding his views of the Great Depression: I say “virtual” because it appears that the two did not have an actual discussion, but rather, the author compares some of their public statements. The article is a nice summary of what a discussion today on this topic might look like.
Monday, March 12, 2018
Egon von Greyerz - Matterhorn AM
CENTRAL BANKERS NEVER GET IT RIGHT
Central bank heads have been at it again last week. And they have clearly all been singing from the same hymn sheet. The messages have been very similar from the bosses of the Fed, ECB and BOJ. The head of the Swedish Riksbank had a different and much more interesting message. More about that later. Why should we ever listen to any of these self-important central bankers. They are consistently inaccurate in their forecasts and policies. Their timing is always wrong as they are always behind the
Friday, March 9, 2018
Bullion Vault
'Red Hot' US Jobs Data See Gold Bullion Lose 1-Week High as 'Trade War' Hits Yen, Beijing
GOLD BULLION slipped against a weakening Dollar in London trade Wednesday, retreating $10 from a 1-week high at $1340 per ounce as talk of a global 'trade war' spurred by US President Donald Trump grew yet again following the resignation of his top economic advisor, Gary Cohn. After new data showed US factory orders falling steeper than expected in January, private-sector payrolls provider ADP today said the world's largest economy added more jo
Thursday, March 8, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Price Rallies vs Weaker Dollar as EU Retaliates in US Trade War
GOLD PRICES rose against a weakening Dollar in London trade Tuesday, regaining last week's 0.5% loss to reach $1329 per ounce but slipping in Euro and Sterling terms as talk of a "trade war" between the US and Europe grew. After US President Donald Trump last week proposed new US tariffs on steel and aluminum imports, "We are looking at possibilities to retaliate," the EU Commissioner for Trade told the BBC, "[with] tax
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Bullion Vault
Silver Hit by Heaviest Bearish Betting in 15 Years, Gold Prices Unmoved by Italy's 'Messy' Election
GOLD PRICES held onto last week's closing level Monday morning in London as the weekend's national elections in Italy – the Eurozone's third largest economy – gave no clear winner overall, writes Steffen Grosshauser at BullionVault. Analysts and traders were further worried by US President Donald Trump's open declaration of a "trade war", with commodity prices slipping and major government bonds rising.
Tuesday, March 6, 2018
Peter McKenzie-Brown - Language Instinct
Barbecues, Booms and Blogs
Barbecues, Booms and Blogs Fifty Years of Public Relations in Calgary ISBN number: 978-1-55059-363-1 Copy for inside front cover: Public relations is "the management function which evaluates public attitudes, identifies the policies and procedures of an individual or organization with the public interest, and plans and executes a program of action to earn understanding and acceptance." Canadian Public Relations Society definition Title: Barbeques, Booms and BlogsSub
Sunday, March 4, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Prices Sink vs. Yen, Jump in USD as Trump Declares ‘Trade War’
GOLD PRICES whipped amid sharp currency swings on Friday as global stock markets fell hard after US President Donald Trump defended plans for stiff tariffs on imports of steel and aluminum into the world's No.1 economy by declaring that "trade wars are good". Proposing 25% tariffs on imports of steel and 10% on aluminum last night, "When we are down $100 billion with a certain country and they get cute, don't trade anymore," Trump tweeted on Friday morning. Having erased
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Andy Hoffman - Miles Franklin
“Take a Pill” Thinking and Consequences
This article was written for Miles Franklin by Gary Christenson who advocates treating causes, not symptoms. Headache? Muscle ache? Back ache?  Take a pill! An over-the-counter pill will diminish the symptoms and pain. The consequences will come later. High cholesterol? Take a pill. There are other ways to reduce cholesterol but none that produce $ billions for Big Pharma. Consequences to your body and finances will manifest in other ways. High Blood Pressure? Take a pill. There are other means
Saturday, March 3, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Flirts with $1300 on Solid US, Euro Inflation Data But China's Demand to Buy Supports
BUY GOLD prices in London's wholesale market erased the last of 2018's previous 4.9% gain on Thursday, falling back near $1300 per ounce after new US inflation data came in stronger than analysts forecast. The PCE measure of US consumer costs rose 1.7% in January from the same month last year, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported, holding the same pace of inflation as December.
Friday, March 2, 2018
Bullion Vault
Gold Price Falls as Fed's Powell Speaks, US Data Miss Badly, Euro Confidence 'Elevated'
GOLD PRICES fell as new US Fed chair Jerome Powell began his first testimony to lawmakers on Tuesday, retreating to last week's closing level as the US Dollar rallied from a fresh drop on the currency market. New data meantime missed analyst forecasts, showing the US trade deficit in goods widening badly even as orders for larger domestic applicances and other durable goods sank 3.7% from the month before, led by a hard drop in vehi
Tuesday, February 27, 2018
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