I’m From The Government And I’m Here To Help!

Fed Chairman Jerome Powell’s Strategic Plan 2020-23 tells us: “The Federal Reserve Board’s highest priority is to promote a strong economy for the American people by fostering the stability, integrity, and efficiency of the nation’s monetary, financial, and payment systems. “The most terrifying words in the English language are: I’m from the government and I’m here to help.” – Ronald […]

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Are Storm Clouds Brewing Without Us Realizing It?

What is the Federal Reserve up to? Do they see a huge storm on their radar they are not telling us about? The banking/investment world has changed radically since the repeal of the Glass-Steagall Act allowing banks to merge with Wall Street investment firms. I recently asked, “Will The Next Bank Bailout Bankrupt America?” and followed it with “The New […]

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The New York Fed Would Make The Godfather Proud!

Wikipedia tells us, “In the first Godfather movie, the ‘meeting of the Dons’ scene uses the Federal Reserve building exterior.” How appropriate! This Burning Platform “Quotes of the Day” grabbed me: “When we talk about company culture in the context of financial services, the first thing that comes to mind is the risky, unethical, and sometimes criminal behavior in the […]

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Will The Fed Bring Us More QE? Be Careful What You Wish For!

Mike Maloney’s video, “If You Don’t Think QE4 & QE5 Are Coming, You’re Smoking Something”, raised a red flag. The Fed did not raise rates and didn’t rule out more Quantitative Easing (QE) in the future. Mike fears QE may include bailing out companies that can’t pay their debts. QE was different Unlike historical fed interest rate adjustments, the Troubled […]

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Investors Beware Of Central Bank Deception!

Chuck Butler’s recent Dow Theory Letter article (behind paywall), “Central Bank Frustrations” was an eye-opener. Chuck removes any illusions about “trusting” central bankers. He quotes former Fed Chairman Ben Bernanke: “Given the fundamental factors in place that should support the demand for housing, we believe the effect of the troubles in the subprime sector on the broader housing market will […]

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It Wasn’t Raining When Noah Built The Ark!

“Oh my gosh”, my wife Jo exclaimed. “He’s walking right toward us!” He smiled, extended his hand and said, “Hi, I’m Ron Paul.” I smiled, shook his hand, and introduced myself and my wife. I was the oddball when I wrote for Casey Research. I was surrounded by legendary newsletter pundits and heavy-duty researchers. I was a 73-year-old retiree, writing […]

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