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Is ShadowStats' inflation closer to the truth than CPI?

Hi folks. I have been researching whether ShadowStats’s (SGS) Alternate Inflation Rate is more accurate than the CPI, and I’ve found several problems with SGS inflation. I’ve only found a few of these issues partially addressed in the public section of ...

Forum topic - nedyne - Jan 3 2013 - 9:49pm - 5 comments

QE's Fail to Inflate - Deflation Here We Come!

If the expectation is that we QE to infinity and hard assets inflate then why is velocity of money shrinking? 1980's - last commodity bull top velocity was in clear uptrend which led to the blow off top. Now velocity of money is dropping like a ...

Forum topic - paranoid - Sep 20 2012 - 7:17pm - 9 comments

Dinner event...

I'm interested in generating some member interest in meeting Chris for dinner at one of Chicago's many great steak houses.  I'd like to set up a semi-annual event for no more than 6 to 8 individuals.  It woudl probably cost about $100 for ...

Forum topic - macro2682 - Jul 13 2012 - 10:22pm - 0 comments

On the relation between crude oil price and inflation

The is an article on the Time of April 9th on Oil. Ot's called "The truth about Oil". Essentially it says that there is plenty of Oil, but cheap oil is finished. We all know that. What is more interesting is that on page 22 it haas a nice ...

Forum topic - mammamia - Apr 7 2012 - 10:36am - 10 comments

Hedging Inflation - a pure play

There have been extended discussions on this forum regarding an inflation versus a deflation scenario for the future.  Apart from the use of precious metals as an inflation hedge, there has not been a lot of discussion on alternate hedging mechanisms. ...

Forum topic - RaviNathan - Mar 21 2012 - 10:23am - 2 comments

Gold Correction vs Collapse

Major banks have historically refered to gold market dips as a "market collapse."   I get concerned when the major financial players start calling them corrections... From ZH - "Barclays Capital said in a report that gold faces near ...

Forum topic - macro2682 - Mar 6 2012 - 10:22am - 11 comments

Transcript for Erik Townsend: Expect a US Price Shock as Black Swans Come Home to Roost

Transcript for the podcast: Erik Townsend: Expect a US Price Shock as Black Swans Come Home to Roost Chris Martenson :   Welcome to another PeakProsperity.com podcast. I am your host, of ...

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Planned currency devaluation - Lindsey Williams

Did anyone hear this statement of the Fed's plan to devalue the dollar given by Lindsey Williams, a chaplain who heard it through his network of older generation of string pullers.   ...

Forum topic - Pioneer - Feb 11 2012 - 10:50pm - 1 comment

Forget Gold and Silver: Collect Nickles?

I've heard/read other places that nickles are now worth more for their base metal content  than what is reflected in their face value. James Wesley Rawles writes here that inflation will exagerate this disparity and therefore hoarding nickles ...

Forum topic - earthwise - Jan 18 2012 - 3:31pm - 22 comments

Inflation vs Deflation

I have just watched a very good presentation by Nicole Foss on The Automatic Earth Website. The presentation is good and Nicole presents many of the issues similar to here. However, she is convinced that Deflation is the outcome and makes ...

Forum topic - craig_slater_nl - Jan 12 2012 - 6:17am - 5 comments

Inflation And The Gold Standard

I just watched a lecture that went through the history of money in America.  The lecturer, James G Rickards, showed several times we had defaulted on our debt by debasing our currency.  One of the ways he pointed out was when Roosevelt sequestered all ...

Forum topic - ewilkerson - Oct 5 2011 - 9:48am - 3 comments

So...what does it really mean?

Ok, so I started my 'education' process of things to come about a year ago.  Preps in progress...have food, water, security, garden, silver/gold, chickens...much more to do, I suppose. Anyway....deflation/inflation/hyperinflation...I ...

Forum topic - Retha - Sep 26 2011 - 8:15am - 19 comments

Shadowstat's Inflation Table.

I have a question about the Shadow Stats chart that can be found at:  http://www.shadowstats.com/alternate_data/inflation-charts . This chart purports to show the year-by-year deviation that the Fed's CPI calculation differs from the ...

Forum topic - olenzekm - Aug 25 2011 - 1:21pm - 2 comments

Eric Janszen's (itulip) take down of Mish's deflation construct...

...and the notion that our currency is fiat. http://www.itulip.com/forums/showthread.php/20102-You-re-not-going-to-believe-this-Eric-Janszen?p=205428 Fairly heavy reading and I'm not qualified to comment on the merits, but would like to ...

Forum topic - Doug - Aug 17 2011 - 9:16am - 18 comments

Financial repression: debt exit strategy?

A short while ago, Jim Rickards postulated that there would be no more QE as we know it, that the Federal Reserve would fund U.S. deficits by simply rolling over maturing debt through the buying new debt. The idea was met with puzzlement by many (most?) ...

Forum topic - earthwise - Jun 7 2011 - 7:44pm - 0 comments

Inflation - deflation debate

There is a good inflation-deflation debate in the comments section following Mish's recent post on hyperinflation. Thoughtful analysis on both sides. http://globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com/2011/05/hyperinflation-nonsen... ...

Forum topic - ltlredwagon - May 27 2011 - 10:49am - 24 comments

All Eyes On Belarus

Argentina was certainly a lesson and I'm sure we have all learned a lot. But I think we can also learn from what's happening in Belarus right now . Maybe this can be a place to share and gain information ( news articles , video ...

Forum topic - Poet - May 26 2011 - 12:55am - 24 comments

A quick 4 minute "Duck Tails" cartoon that teaches how printing money causes inflation:

I'm not sure how to embed this using this ancient forum software that this site uses?  (Again...we desperately need vBulletin here!) It's quick, easy to understand, and does a great job of explaining what happens when you ...

Forum topic - TommyHolly - May 18 2011 - 6:42am - 3 comments

Interest Rates and Inflation

Chris and Axel both have repeatedly said that the future is not going to be like the past. I have given a lot of thought to this statement and one of the conclusions I have come to where the future is not going to be like the past is that we are going ...

Forum topic - Zav - May 14 2011 - 12:12pm - 4 comments

Read the book.... implications for Australia

Hi all, I first sat through the Crash Course videos last year and was quite taken back with the information.  I have watched with interest as events have unfolded and have taken a more conservative position with my own finances.  This has been a ...

Forum topic - Andreww - Apr 26 2011 - 11:34pm - 3 comments