Tag Archives: Inflation

  • Blog

    Bond Market Troubles Will Take Away The Fed’s Printing Press

    And it will happen this year, predicts money manager Bill Fleckenstein
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, April 16, 2021, 9:44 AM

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    Those cheering today’s sky-high asset prices say they don’t worry because “the Fed has the market’s back”

    And they haven’t been wrong to-date. There’s no doubt that the Fed’s $trillions in monetary stimulus has pushed the prices of stocks, bonds, real estate and nearly every other asset class to all-time highs.

    But the Fed’s ability to print money with impunity may not last forever. In fact, veteran money manager Bill Fleckenstein warns it could end this year.

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  • Blog

    “This Looks Like The Market Peak”

    So declares macro analyst Wolf Richter
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, April 2, 2021, 12:07 PM

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    Stocks, houses, commodities, Bitcoin – the price of nearly everything is up double digits vs last years pre-coronavirus highs.

    Have the trillions in stimulus ushered in a new bull market in, well, everything? Or have they helped blow the biggest asset price bubble in history?

    Macro analyst Wolf Richter suspects the latter. And he doesn’t think we have much time left before it bursts.

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: Has Society Lost Its Backbone?

    Have we lost the mettle to address adversity when necessary?
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 8:07 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff I sit down with David Collum to discuss:

    • The looming fiscal & social crises caused by underfunded pensions
    • Is everything in America is now “Too Big To Fail”?
    • Investing for a future of secular inflation
    • The dangers of cancel culture & the “woke” movement

    Never short on strong opinions, Cornell chemist and pontificator extraordinaire Dave Collum joins us this week to opine on a wide spectrum of topics.

    Dave is very concerned about the trajectory America and much of the world is headed, careening down a slope that history shows ends in economic malaise, social discord and currency collapse. As a society, we seem to have lost our backbone; every politician is willing to sacrifice tomorrow’s prosperity for today’s quick fix, and the populace only rewards that can-kicking behavior.

    When everyone is so unwilling to face consequences they are making a devil’s bargain: receiving a carefree today in exchange for a tomorrow filled with much larger problems that refuse to be postpones any longer. Are we ready for that reckoning?

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  • Blog

    Are We Staring At A Coming Systemic Breakdown & The End Of Capitalism?

    Michael Every of Rabobank is concerned we are
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, March 19, 2021, 11:16 AM

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    For any problems they face, governments all over the world are now conditioned to simply deficit spend or issue new $trillions in ‘thin air’ currency.

    So how in danger are we of that recklessness leading to a breakdown of the entire system?

    Respected financial analyst Michael Every suspects we’re closer than most realize.

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: ‘Don’t Believe For A Second That The Government Has Your Back’

    Fed-watcher Axel Merk decodes yesterday's FOMC announcements
    by Adam Taggart

    Thursday, March 18, 2021, 1:23 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff I sit down with Axel Merk to discuss:

    • The implications of yesterday’s announcements by the Federal Reserve
    • How much does the Fed truly care about inflation?
    • Is the Fed willing to sacrifice the purchasing power of the USD in pursuit of its dual mandate?
    • Why resilience remains the right strategy, in both your finances and overall lifestyle

    Expert Federal Reserve-watcher Axel Merk joins the program this week to react in real-time to yesterday’s latest announcements by the FOMC and Fed Chair Jerome Powell.

    He and I discuss the Fed’s apparent lack of concern about both raising bond yields and building inflation concerns.

    As far as Fed Chair Jerome Powell claims, the current easing mode of easy monetary policy is going to continue for a lot longer.

    And for those concerned that the repercussions of those policies are having increasingly disastrous effect on the vast majority of the American public, Axel warns that it’s folly to believe the Fed is working in their interests…

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  • Blog

    How To Fight Price Inflation At Home

    Helpful ways to save money while boosting quality of life
    by Samantha Biggers

    Monday, March 15, 2021, 6:00 AM

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    Inflation is a hot topic right now. The $trillions in fresh worldwide monetary and fiscal stimulus are causing the price of nearly everything we depend on to rise sharply in price.

    So here are 29 steps that anyone can follow to help insulate their home budget against the threat of rising prices.

    And while these steps save money, they don’t sacrifice quality of life. No one (including me!) wants to lower their living conditions if they don’t have to.

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  • Blog

    Exposed! The Hidden Inflation Eating Your Money

    Chapwood Index calculates the true cost of living is 5x what the government reports
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, March 12, 2021, 9:28 AM

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    Do you feel like no matter how hard you work, it’s harder and harder to get ahead?

    There’s a good explanation for that. And it’s maddening.

    The government intentionally & dramatically underreports the true cost of living, and that fake low number is what most employers use when they set the wages they pay.

    So your paycheck isn’t growing nearly as fast as it needs to in order to stay ahead of inflation.

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  • Podcast

    Inflation Or Deflation? Here’s How It Will All End

    Market researcher Luke Gromen is confident he has the answer
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, March 5, 2021, 9:29 AM

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    Highly-respected market researcher Luke Gromen concludes that we’re living in a unique period of history given that we currently facing three massive threats:

    • the first bursting global sovereign debt bubble in over 100 years
    • the first time in 50+ years that foreign central banks are no longer financing the US economy (i.e., they have stopped growing their holdings of US Treasurys)
    • the US’ long-standing “petrodollar” advantage is eroding as other countries increasingly strike deals to trade key commodities in non-USD currencies

    As these challenges mount, how will they resolve?

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  • Blog

    Most Overvalued Stock Market Ever??

    Economic analyst Stephanie Pomboy warns correction risk is unacceptably high
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, February 19, 2021, 9:07 AM

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    Highly-respected economic analyst Stephanie Pomboy of MacroMavens.com notes that the discrepancy between today’s record financial asset prices and the underlying economy they’re supposed to reflect are the farthest off she’s ever seen in her entire career.

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  • Insider

    Off The Cuff: The Massive Implications Of Rising Interest Rates

    Is this an early signal the Fed's longtime easing stance is shifting?
    by Adam Taggart

    Wednesday, February 17, 2021, 12:25 PM

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    In this week’s Off The Cuff I sit down with Wolf Richter to discuss:

    • The future implications of rising Treasury yields
    • How long can the full-blown mania in the markets last?
    • Why Wolf thinks the Fed’s hand will be forced to tighten by rising inflation
    • San Francisco homelessness/crime boom a sign of things to come nationwide?

    Treasury yields have been rising, with the 10-year just hitting its highest level in nearly a year. What does this signify?

    Wolf Richter watches the bond market closely and thinks this is an early tell that the Fed may end up disappointing the markets eventually.

    Like many of our recent guest experts, Wolf sees higher inflation ahead. And at some point, he sees the Fed — despite its recent stated willingness to let inflation “run hot” for a while — being forced to try to contain it.

    Before it gets to the “unthinkable” stage of raising interest rates, it will use the other arrows in its quiver like slowing/stopping QE and eventually selling assets off of its balance sheet. So by allowing the long end of the Treasury curve to rise now, the Fed may be taking its first baby step towards ending its longstanding easing efforts.

    Of course, if true, the ramifications of this are tremendous, as Wolf explains here:

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