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Gold is Not a Function of the US Dollar Nor is Gold an Inflation Hedge

Swings in the US dollar have no long-term impact in the price of gold. Nor is gold an inflation hedge. Three Points December 2004: US Dollar Index 108, Gold $435 April 2009: US Dollar Index 108, Gold $883 November 2014: US Dollar Index 108, Gold $1182...

Silver Market: Indicators Setting Up For A Big Move...

Steve St Angelo
If we look at certain indicators in the silver market, the price is setting up for a big move.  It seems as if mainstream investors are now becoming more worried about the stock and bond markets.  With almost $17 trillion in negative-yielding debt in t...

Money Printing Can't Replace Saving and Production as the Real Engine of Economic Growth

Frank Shostak
There are some signs that the pace of US economic activity is starting to slow down. For instance, the yearly growth rate of industrial production, which closed at 5.4% in September 2018, fell to 1.3% by June this year (see chart). In addition, the ann...


Egon von Greyerz
Maecenas was a well known benefactor in Rome for Horace and others. His name has come to mean benefactor, in many languages called a mecenate. The loss of a benefactor can be very serious for anyone on the receiving end of his alimonies. For a century,...

In Hilarious IPO Filing, WeWork Dreams of $3 Trillion in Revenue But Has Billions in Losses. Red-Ink Massacr

Wolf Richter
All in next-gen corporate speak to give you the warm

30-Year Long Bond Yield Crashes Through 2 Mark to Record Low 1.98

The bond rally continues this evening with the Fed in denial and Trump howling. Futures are up a bit this morning as of 1:00 AM central following yesterday's massacre. However, bond yields are again lower. The 30-year long bond just crashed through the...

"Zero Has No Meaning" Says Greenspan: I Disagree, So Does Gold

Negative yields? Who cares says Greenspan. It's meaningless. Negative Yields "No Big Deal" Former Fed Chair Alan Greenspan sees No Barriers to Prevent Negative Treasury Yields. Former Federal Reserve Chairman Alan Greenspan says he wouldn’t be surpris...

Brain-Dead Investors Get Crapped on Again by Argentina

Wolf Richter
They had it coming. The chase for yield in a central-bank manipulated low-interest-rate environment is very costly, as brain-dead buyers of Argentina’s dollar-denominated and euro-denominated bonds found out. These junk bonds were issued with great Wal...

Unsound money, unsound economy

George F. Smith
Most people who have undertaken a formal study of economics end up accepting such things as the necessity of a central bank to prevent or at least ameliorate recessions.  They take as a given the need for government intervention in the economy, or if n...

GDP Growth Isn't the Same Thing as Economic Growth

Frank Shostak
To gain insight into the state of an economy, most financial experts and commentators rely on a statistic called the Gross Domestic Product (GDP). The GDP framework looks at the value of final goods and services produced during a particular time interv...

The Economic Singularity, Report 11 Aug

Keith Weiner
We have recently written several essays about the fallacious concept of Gross Domestic Product. Among GDP’s several fatal flaws, it goes up when capital is converted to consumer goods, when seed corn is served at the feast. So we proposed—and originall...

Is the Everything Bubble Ripe Yet?

Wolf Richter
Suddenly – I mean the signs had been everywhere for a long time and “suddenly” doesn’t really apply – the whole house of cards came tumbling down. This is the transcript from my podcast last Sunday, THE WOLF STREET REPORT: I just listened to a friend o...

Wars and Domestic Massacres

Lew Rockwell
document.write(''); This past weekend, 22 people were killed in El Paso, Texas and 9 in Dayton, Ohio.  There have been a number of other mass shootings in the past two dec...
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