No Matter What You Call It, Storm Clouds Ahead

Academics have their code words when times get tough. Do we have high inflation? Are we in a recession, depression, or stagflation? Few people care what they call it, other than politicians who want to blame their political enemies and avoid responsibility. Both the disease and cure hurt people economically. The Fed says they target 2% inflation. When inflation started […]

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What Is Normal?

The cost of renting money is going up. One pundit commented mortgage rates are approaching 6% – “things are getting back to normal.” In mid-July, CNET reported: (Emphasis mine) “Mortgage rates have been rather consistently going up since the start of this year, and are expected to climb throughout 2022. …. At the moment, inflation and the federal funds rate […]

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Investing Wisely During Inflationary Times

Our recent article, “The Fed’s Disaster Has Arrived” got some great responses. Readers agreed, the Fed’s high inflation is a disaster; investors have some real challenges protecting their money. Cash is no longer a store of wealth, but rather an asset depreciating rapidly. Richard Maybury’s recent “US & World Early Warning Report” outlines the challenges. He offered six options and […]

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Accumulating Wealth During Inflationary Times

During my working career, I was fortunate to become close friends with many very successful people. Tom (fictitious name) fit that mold. We had each other’s home phone numbers and talked regularly. Tom was a high-level vice president of a major corporation and was the speaker at a banquet for our training class. He asked me to stay when the […]

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The Fed’s Disaster Has Arrived!

“Baby it’s here!” Inflation is no longer a coming attraction, it’s here, turning into a disaster, and not about to go away anytime soon. Shadowstats.com tells us current government-reported inflation is over 8%. Using Carter year calculations, it’s over 16%. Our wealth is being stolen at a rate none of us have seen in our lifetimes. Immediately after finishing our […]

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Are We Really Screwed?

I am increasingly frustrated, wading through my weekly reading stack. It is maddening! Despite the recent fed action, inflation is soaring, prices are out of control. The economy is slowing, the stock market is tanking. The long-predicted results of outrageous government and central bank policies are coming home to roost. The signs were clear, anyone with common sense could see […]

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