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Rory Hall - Sprott Money
China and Russia: Full Steam Ahead Towards a Cashless Society - Rory Hall
We reported back in November 2016 – Cashless World: 1 out of 3 People Never Use Cash – fewer and fewer people understand the importance of using cash to protect themselves from an overarching government warlord. At the time, China’s use of digitized currency was growing at about 40% per annum. This means millions of people each year freely hand over their cash and opt to use their cell phone, online currency transfers or a plastic debit/credit card to make 100% of their purchases. We see t
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Frank Shostak
  The Fed Is Confused about What Drives Inflation
On October 4 2017, the former governor of the Federal Reserve Daniel Tarullo in a speech at the Brookings think-tank in Washington said Fed policy makers do not have a reliable theory of what drives inflation. According to Tarullo, central bankers should pay less attention to theoretical models and more to actual data. However, how is it possible to make any sense of the data without having a reliable theory?The Importance of TheoryOne purpose of a theory is to enable one to ascertain the defini
Monday, October 16, 2017
John Butler - Goldmoney
Common commodity misconceptions 
Commodities are the most basic economic goods, providing essential inputs into progressively more complex goods at advanced stages of production. Yet the economic mainstream generally fails to understand commodities, treating them as distinct from the processes whereby they are created and the processes they subsequently enable, when in fact they are an integral part of a dynamic, complex, adaptive economic system. A correct understanding of commodities is essential if we are to understand what
Saturday, October 14, 2017
Frank Shostak
Tax Cuts Without Spending Cuts Won't Grow the Economy
President Donald Trump proposed last month a tax plan that would lower the top individual tax rate to 35% from 39.6%. It would also lower the corporate income tax rate to 20% from 35%.The plan however, says nothing about how spending will be cut to avoid increasing deficits. According to supply-side economics — a relatively new school of economics — a reduction of tax rates and lower revenues for the government does not need to be offset by decreased government spending or increased borrowings.I
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Peter Degraaf
Gold And Silver Price Report – Several Interesting Charts
The Gold Direction Indicator has just turned positive again, at 71%. Featured is the daily gold chart. Price found support on Friday and produced an upside reversal. Then on Monday gold began to break out at the downtrendline. A close above the blue arrow will confirm the breakout with a target at $1360. The supporting indicators are positive, as well as the moving averages which are in positive alignment and rising. The Gold Direction Indicator closed at 71%. Gold usually rallies after the
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
The Laffer Curve is misleading and dangerous 
The logic underlying the Laffer Curve is that the greater the tax on production, the lesser the amount of production. As a broad-brushed economics principle this is reasonable, but the Laffer Curve itself is bogus. Unfortunately, this bogus curve is being used to justify bad government policy. Before I get into why it is bogus and how it is being used to justify bad policy, here is a representation of the Laffer Curve from an Investopedia article: And here is how the Laffer Curve is described i
Tuesday, October 3, 2017
Jan Skoyles - GoldCore
Gold Matches SP 500 Performance In First 3 Quarters; Up 12 2017 YTD
Editor Mark O’Byrne – Gold climbs over 12% in YTD, matching S&P500 performance – Palladium best performing market, surges 36% 2017 YTD – Gold outperforms Nikkei 225, Euro Stoxx 50, FTSE and ISEQ – Geo-political concerns including Trump and North Korea supporting gold – Safe haven demand should push gold higher in Q4 – Owning physical gold not dependent on third party websites and technology remains essential Click to enlarge. Source Finviz.com In the year-to-date the gold price performance has m
Sunday, October 1, 2017
Alasdair Macleod - Finance and Eco.
The fiat money quantity (FMQ) 
Summary : This paper seeks to establish a measure of currency quantity that helps economists identify and estimate the risk that confidence in fiat currencies might be significantly eroded or even vanish altogether. It is this phenomenon that was referred to in the great European currency inflations of the 1920s as Katastrophenhausse, or a crack-up boom, when ordinary people lose all confidence in a fiat currency, disposing of it as rapidly as possible instead preferring ownership of goods.This is
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Gary Tanashian - Biwii
Effective Market Management: Art and Science
By Gary TanashianFrom Saul Steinberg’s 1954 drawing ‘The Line’The notion that there is art involved in interpreting the economy and financial markets is probably heresy to many market participants and probably 99.9% of economists (that .1% guy being the one who’s excluded from the meetings and egghead social gatherings), whether they be right or left leaning (I always find it entertaining to hear right wing and left wing economists duke it out, as I did on NPR yesterday, coming to diametrically
Friday, September 29, 2017
Frank Shostak
Why Does US Price Inflation Remain Relatively Subdued?
The yearly growth rate of the US consumer price index stood at 1.9% in August against 1.7% in July, while the growth rate of the price index less food and energy stood at 1.7% in August against a similar figure in July and 2.3% in August last year.Given that the Fed’s target for the core CPI i.e. the CPI less food and energy is 2%, this has  prompted some experts and Fed policymakers to seek answers as to why price inflation remains subdued in the midst of a declining unemployment rate and prolo
Thursday, September 28, 2017
Phoenix Capital - Gains Pains & Capital
The ONLY Variable That Matters To The Price Of Gold
The ONLY Variable That Matters To The Price Of Gold Written by Jeff Nielson, Sprott Money News There are all sorts of positive fundamentals when it comes to the price of gold. There are the positive supply/demand fundamentals. The gold market is in a supply deficit. Mine reserves are at a 30-year low. The price of gold is below what is necessary to sustain the gold mining industry. There are the positive geopolitical fundamentals. The world’s two most-unstable leaders – Kim Jong-un and Donald
Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Steve Saville - Speculative Investor
Why the Fed’s balance sheet reduction will be more interesting than watching paint dry
Janet Yellen has quipped that the Fed’s balance-sheet reduction program, which will start at $10B/month in October-2017 and steadily ramp up to $50B/month over the ensuing 12 months, will be as boring as watching paint dry. However, like many financial-market pundits she is underestimating the effects of the Fed’s new monetary plan. In the old days, hiking the Fed Funds rate (FFR) involved reducing the quantity of bank reserves and the money supply, but that is no longer the case. Hiking the FFR
Monday, September 25, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Bitcoin “Probably Worth Zero”
What’s Bitcoin worth? At this moment on September 27, 2015, it’s worth $3,786.50. Yet, Wall Street Journal writer James Mackintosh says Bitcoin’s Wild Ride Shows The Truth: It Is Probably Worth Zero. Behind every bubble is a good idea bursting to get out, and bitcoin kind of looks like a good idea, at least if you squint a bit. A digital currency without borders that governments can’t control and that allows secret online transactions? I’m in. Bitcoin itself? Not so much. So is a single bitcoin
Monday, September 25, 2017
Mish - Global Economic Analysis
Rate Hike Cycles, Gold, and the “Rule of Total Morons”
In response to Janet Yellen’s everything is OK speech following today’s balance sheet reduction notice by the FOMC committee, I received an interesting set of comments from Pater Tenebrarum at the Acting Man Blog regarding rate hike cycles, gold, and stock market peaks. “Rule of Total Morons” A new bull market in gold started in late 2015 concurrently with the Fed’s first rate hike. That is no coincidence. The gold market is highly sensitive to future changes in liquidity. The more tightening mo
Thursday, September 21, 2017
Frank Shostak
  What Is the Correct Amount of Money?
Most economists believe that a growing economy requires a growing money stock, on the grounds that growth gives rise to a greater demand for money, which must be accommodated. Failing to do so, it is maintained, will lead to a decline in the prices of goods and services, which in turn will destabilize the economy and lead to an economic recession or, even worse, depression.Since growth in money supply is of such importance, it is not surprising that economists are continuously searching for the
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
Jeff Clark - Goldsilver
  Top Ten Reasons I Buy Gold Silver [#7] - These Assets Come With a Guarantee
There are no guarantees when it comes to investing. But due to how our current monetary system is structured, and how central bankers will undoubtedly respond to the next crisis, gold and silver are guaranteed to benefit.And that is Mike Maloney’s Reason #7 why he buys gold and silver: they come with a central bank guarantee:It all centers around the constant erosion in the value of our currency. The Consumer Price Index (CPI), the government’s primary gage of inflation, has marched higher for t
Tuesday, September 19, 2017
Frank Shostak
With a Central Bank, Bank "Deregulation" Can Be a Bad Thing
Leading Federal Reserve policymaker Stanley Fischer has hit out at plans to unwind banking regulation, calling it a "terrible mistake."President Donald Trump and republican politicians have advocated the repeal of Dodd Frank, a major piece of post-crisis legislation, and the loosening of some capital and liquidity requirements in a bid to ease banks' ability to lend.In an interview with the Financial Times on August 16, 2017, Fischer said that loosening capital and liquidity requirements is dang
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Chris Powell - GATA
Noah Smith: Digital currencies won't kill the dollar but still may change the world
Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMorgan Chase & Co., recently slammed bitcoin in no uncertain terms: It "won't end well," he said, calling the cryptocurrency a "fraud" and "worse than tulip bulbs." Is Dimon right? It depends. In at least two important ways, bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies will probably fail to achieve the dreams of their creators and enthusiasts. They are unlikely to usher in a hard-money revolution, and are also unlikely to supplant national fiat currencies as the standard means of
Friday, September 15, 2017
Keith Weiner - Monetary Metals
Tragedy of the Speculations
Bitcoin is often promoted as the antidote to the madness of fiat irredeemable currencies. It is also promoted as the replacement. Bitcoin is promoted not only as money, but the future money, and our monetary future. In fact, it is not. Why not? To answer, let us start with a look at the incentives offered by bitcoin. We saw a comment this week, which is apropos: “Crypto is so exciting and stimulating that is actually very hard for me to be interested in/do things unrelated to it lately.” This se
Thursday, September 14, 2017
John Butler - Goldmoney
The Golden Revolution, Revisited: Chapter 10
This Insight continues the serial publication of the new, Revisited edition of my book, The Golden Revolution (John Wiley and Sons, 2012). (The first instalment can be found here.) The book is being published by Goldmoney and will also appear as a special series of Goldmoney Insights over the coming months. This instalment comprises the fifth chapter of Section II.View the Entire Research Piece as a PDF here.An Unstable Equilibrium“A Nash equilibrium is defined as a strategy combination with the
Wednesday, September 13, 2017
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