The Wolves Are Devouring The Sheep

The Fed leaped into action when the Silicon Valley Bank (SVB) failed, and Congress quickly agreed they were derelict in their duties. No one asked why the Fed doesn’t act to keep us safe? The Fed’s website tells us: “What is the purpose of the Federal Reserve System? The Federal Reserve System,…’the Fed,’ is the central bank of the United […]

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Are All Banks Going Broke?

Shortly after the Fed bailed out the Silicon Valley bank depositors, Reuters reported that Credit Suisse failed: “ZURICH, March 20 (Reuters) – Credit Suisse and UBS could benefit from more than 260 billion Swiss francs ($280 billion) in state and central bank support, a third of the country’s gross domestic product, as part of their merger to buffer Switzerland against […]

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Does Anyone Care About Drowning in Debt?

James Rickards’ article, The Accelerating Countdown to Armageddon tells us: “Those who focus on the U.S. national debt (and I’m one of them) keep wondering how long this debt levitation act can go on. We’re accumulating debt at a substantially greater rate than we’re growing the economy. Basically, the United States is going broke! …. When is the debt-to-GDP ratio […]

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What Does the Fed Have to Break?

While Fed Chairman Jerome Powell appears determined to bring inflation down to their 2% target, inflation is far from under control. Pundits predict Powell will continue raising rates until something breaks. Recently Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), (and others) bellied up and depositors were bailed out by the FDIC. What has to break for the Fed to declare victory over inflation? […]

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‘Don’t Fight The Fed Works’ In Both Directions…

As the market soared, pundits hawked their investment flavor of the day; “Don’t Fight The Fed!” Buy stocks based on the actions of the Fed, not the value of the company. Even forever unprofitable companies saw their stock prices skyrocket. Traders made a lot of money playing that game. Bill Bonner wrote, “After 1999, stocks rose for the wrong reasons; […]

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Eventually Has Finally Arrived!

When the Fed bailed out the banks in 2008, flooding the system with trillions, you just knew high inflation would be the result. It just had to happen! The government jumped in, borrowing trillions more at historically low interest rates. Not willing to let rates rise to free market levels, the Fed simply created money for the government and put […]

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The Global Outlook For 2023

January is time to look ahead for the year. Sadly, way too much depends on the Federal Reserve and world central banks. Michael Howell writes: “It has been a bleak year for many investors. Global investors have lost $23tn of wealth…so far in 2022. …. That is equivalent to 22 per cent of global gross domestic product” When bureaucrats create […]

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Money Ain’t What It Used To Be!

What is money? Baby boomers worry about retirement, workers never seem to have enough while politicians spend other people’s money recklessly to buy votes. Richard Maybury writes a terrific publication which I highly recommend. His recent issue grabbed my attention: (Emphasis mine) “Ever since President Nixon bamboozled the whole world by sabotaging the gold standard in 1971, there has been […]

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The Party’s Over!

Fed Chairman Powell tried to convince the public inflation was “transitory”. Eventually, he could no longer ignore reality. The Fed raised interest rates several times and vows to continue to do so, until inflation is stabilized at 2%. As expected, mortgage rates are skyrocketing, the real estate market is tumbling, along with the stock and bond markets. The Party’s Over! […]

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Powell Promises Affordable Housing

The Federal Reserve raised interest rates another 3/4% and promises more increases until inflation is under control. Yahoo Finance reports: “Jerome Powell just warned that the US housing market needs a ‘difficult correction’ so that folks can afford homes again: “Higher interest rates translate to bigger mortgage payments – not good news for the housing market. But cooling down housing […]

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