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Frank Shostak
The Fed's Fantasy on Neutral Interest Rates
In her testimony to the Congress Economic Committee on November 29, 2017, the Fed Chair Janet Yellen said that the neutral rate appears to be quite low by historical standards. From this, she concluded that the federal funds rate would not have to increase much to reach a neutral stance.The neutral rate currently appears to be quite low by historical standards, implying that the federal funds rate would not have to rise much further to get to a neutral policy stance. If the neutral level rises s
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Stewart Dougherty
The War on Gold Intensifies: It Betrays the Elitists’ Panic and Augurs Their Coming Defeat (Part 2)
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Sunday, December 10, 2017
Adam Hamilton - Zealllc
Bitcoin Mania Parabolic
Bitcoin’s meteoric skyrocketing this year has been astonishing, captivating traders across the globe.  This once-obscure cryptocurrency has exploded into the world’s hottest market.  With fortunes being won on paper, everyone is talking about bitcoin.  But with its price shooting parabolic, unfortunately this wild ride has all the hallmarks of a classic popular speculative mania.  And those all end badly, totally collapsing. In the annals of financial-market histor
Friday, December 8, 2017
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
State-sponsored cryptocurrencies revisited
In a blog post earlier this week I briefly argued that “government-controlled cryptocurrency” was a contradiction in terms. It depends on what is meant by “cryptocurrency”, but now that I’ve done some more research on the subject I understand how a central bank could make use of blockchain technology and why the government would want to implement a type of cryptocurrency. My understanding of the subject was improved by reading the white paper on the “Fedcoin” published a few months ago by Yale U
Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
Monetary update for the dollar
A dispassionate look at the quantities and flows of fiat dollars tells us much about the current state of the US economy, and therefore prospects for the dollar itself.This is a starting point for understanding the dynamics likely to affect the dollar’s purchasing power after the next credit-induced crisis, which are now beginning to clarify. That is the purpose of this article, which starts by updating the most recent developments in the quantity of fiat money (FMQ), the greatest of all monetar
Friday, December 1, 2017
Frank Shostak
Inflation Is Not About Price Increases
There is almost complete unanimity among economists and various commentators that inflation is about general increases in the prices of goods and services. From this it is established that anything that contributes to price increases sets in motion inflation.A fall in unemployment or a rise in economic activity is seen as a potential inflationary trigger. Some other triggers, such as rises in commodity prices or workers’ wages, are also regarded as potential threats.If inflation is just a genera
Thursday, November 30, 2017
Frank Shostak
  Why It's Important to Define Money Correctly
Most economists hold that, since the early 1980s, correlations between various definitions of money and national income have broken down. The reason for this breakdown, it is held, is that financial deregulation has made the demand for money unstable. As a result it is held the usefulness of money as a predictor of economic events has significantly diminished.To fix the instability of the demand for money, economists have introduced a gauge of the money supply known as the Divisia monetary indic
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Thorsten Polleit -
The Fed's Great Unwind: Will It Sink Us?
In the eyes of many people, the Federal Reserve (Fed) is an indispensable institution. We are told it supports growth and employment, fends off the negative shocks, and fights inflation. Nothing could be farther from the truth. The Fed’s fiat money regime is economically and socially highly destructive — causing far-reaching societal and political consequences that extend beyond what most people would imagine.Fiat money is inflationary, it debases the purchasing power of money; it benefits a few
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Bitcoin $10,000 – Huge Volatility of Cryptocurrencies and Risky Fiat Making Gold Attractive
– Bitcoin tops $10,000, soaring more than 850% since beginning of 2017 – Irrational exuberance arguably main driver of price performance – Google Trends shows search for ‘Bitcoin Bubble’ hit highest level this morning – Buyers need to be aware of hacking and security risks – Other primary risks to widespread adoption is volatility and liquidity risk – World’s largest online trading platform IG Markets suspends BTC trading – Volatility of cryptocurrencies and risky world of fiat make gold attract
Tuesday, November 28, 2017
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
The Hyperinflation That Was Not
Last week, we made a very controversial statement. We are happy to write the truth, and let the chips fall where they may (e.g. our thoughtful disagreement with Ted Butler about price manipulation). We can accept the flak that we get for this, so long as our position is understood. Some criticized our approach as mere technical analysis, and therefore insufficient to the task of explaining the dynamics of the gold and silver markets. But whether we quibble with this characterization of our work
Monday, November 27, 2017
Frank Shostak
What Determines a Currency's Rate of Exchange?
Currency rates of exchange appear to be moving in response to so many factors that it makes it almost impossible to ascertain where the rate of exchange is likely to be headed. But rather than paying attention to the multitude of variables, it is more sensible to focus on the essential variable.As far as the currency rate of exchange determination is concerned, this variable is the relative changes in the purchasing power of various monies. The relative purchasing power of various monies sets th
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Gold Versus Bitcoin: The Pro-Gold Argument Takes Shape
– Gold versus Bitcoin: The pro-gold argument takes shape – Why cryptocurrencies will not replace gold as a store of value – Similarities between crypto and gold but that does not make them substitutes – Gold remains a highly liquid market, cryptocurrencies continue to be fragmented and difficult to spend – Bitcoin does not make it an effective hedge against stocks This weekend saw bitcoin shoot up over $8,000 and Bloomberg covered how some preppers were turning to bitcoin over gold. Does this m
Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Mark O'Byrne - gold.ie
Money and Markets Infographic Shows Silver Most Undervalued Asset
– Silver remains severely under owned and under valued asset – Entire silver market worth tiny $100 billion shown in one tiny square – “All of the World’s Money and Markets in One Visualization” – Must see ‘Money and Markets’ infographic shows relative size of key markets: silver bullion, gold bullion, cryptocurrencies/ bitcoin, largest companies, 50 richest people, Fed balance sheet, currency, stocks, property, cash, debt & derivatives – Small allocation by investors and world’s richest will se
Monday, November 20, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Is New Fed Chief A “Swamp Critter Extraordinaire”?
– Is the New Fed Chief Jeremy Powell a “Swamp Critter Extraordinaire”? – Trump surrounding himself with elites disconnected from everyday society – Realities of America’s difficulties not recognised by US power makers – Powell will likely continue to protect Wall Street over Main Street – Savers should diversify to protect themselves from Fed’s ponzi policies Editor: Mark O’Byrne Just like many of his other campaign promises, Trump isn’t doing a great job of draining the swamp. His nominee for
Saturday, November 18, 2017
Adrian Ash - Bullion Vault
  Brexit, Gold and Harold Wilson's 'Pound in Your Pocket', 50 Years On
How the 1967 devaluation of Sterling killed the Gold Standard... THIS WEEKEND will mark 50 years since Harold Wilson's infamous devaluation of Sterling, writes Adrian Ash at BullionVault. Hoping to cut the trade deficit by making imports dearer and exports cheaper, the Labour prime minister claimed that the "Pound in your pocket" hadn't been devalued, only its internatio
Saturday, November 18, 2017
John Butler - Goldmoney
Financial crisis dynamics, the ‘shadow’ gold demand, and Mene
The study of financial crises is as old as the economics discipline itself. One of the most prominent theorists of financial crises ever to hold a senior Federal Reserve policy position was John Exter, vice-president of the New York Federal Reserve during the 1950s. Several years ago I co-wrote a series of essays on Exter’s theories together with his sonin- law, Barry Downs. In this paper, building on Exter’s work, including his eponymous ‘pyramid’, I introduce a new ‘hourglass’ framework for un
Friday, November 17, 2017
Sprott Money
The Size Of The Financial Avalanche Coming Grows Larger - Dave Kranzler
Inflation vs deflation. The true economic definition of “inflation” is the rate of increase in the money supply in excess of the rate of increase in wealth output. Inflation is monetary in nature. Rising prices are the manifestation of inflation. Someone I follow on Twitter posted an ingenious example from which to conceptualize the true concept of inflation using the game of Monopoly: The players all start out with reasonable amounts of money to speculate on real estate. As the game proce
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Frank Shostak
There Are Two Types of Credit — One of Them Leads to Booms and Busts
In the slump of a cycle, businesses that were thriving begin to experience difficulties or go under. They do so not because of firm-specific entrepreneurial errors but rather in tandem with whole sectors of the economy. People who were wealthy yesterday have become poor today. Factories that were busy yesterday are shut down today, and workers are out of jobs.Businessmen themselves are confused as to why. They cannot make sense of why certain business practices that were profitable yesterday are
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
Dave Kranzler - Sprott Money
Gold And Silver: Something Different Is Occurring - Dave Kranzler
JP Morgan, at least according to the daily Comex warehouse report, added over half a million ozs of silver to its “historic” stash of silver at the Comex: TF Metals Report. It would be even more interesting to see an actual independent accounting of that specific metal which would track the serial numbers on the bars to the legal owner of title. I’ve been hedged in my mining stock portfolio since early September. The signal for me to hedge is the reliable Comex bank “net short” posi
Saturday, November 11, 2017
John Paul Koning
  How the Fed Helped Pay for World War I
Governments can pay their bills in three ways: taxes, debt, and inflation. The public usually recognizes the first two, for they are difficult to hide. But the third tends to go unnoticed by the public because it involves a slow and subtle reduction in the value of money, a policy usually unarticulated and complex in design. In this article, I will look under the hood of the Federal Reserve during World War I to explain the actual tools and levers used by monetary authorities to reduce the value
Saturday, November 11, 2017
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