Tag Archives: Inflation

  • 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


    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


    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


    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


    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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  • Insider
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    The Fourth Turning

    A cascading loss of faith in institutions
    by Chris Martenson

    Tuesday, February 9, 2021, 6:14 PM


    I care a lot about the future.  I wish it to be as abundant, hospitable, & prosperous for as many people as possible.

    Of course, how it actually turns out is not up to me.  It’s up to us.

    Where we need unity to accomplish some really huge, if not heroic, things over the coming years and decades, we’re as fractured as we’ve every been culturally and politically.  That there are certain parties actively driving wedges and seeking disunity bothers me greatly.  I believe history will once again be very unkind in how it remembers such people, but that’s another story for another day.

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  • Blog

    Grant Williams: The Rules Of Investing Have Just Changed

    Few have any experience with the secular inflation lying ahead
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, November 13, 2020, 10:01 AM


    Secular deflation in the financing and operation of businesses has been one of the largest defining economic trends of the past half century.

    But it has come to an end, predicts Grant Williams, publisher of the Things That Make You Go Hmmm… newsletter and co-founder of Real Vision.

    The events of 2020 have dramatically accelerated a reversal from the past decades of deflation into a new future of secular inflation. And that means the rules of investing have just changed, as the playbooks for those two environments are extremely different.

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  • Blog

    Jim Rogers: Great Depression 2.0?

    A legendary investor foresees hard times ahead
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, October 30, 2020, 9:03 AM


    Jim Rogers is not only one of the most successful investors of our era, he’s also an avid scholar of history.

    He looks into the future and sees a terrible reckoning ahead; one he predicts will be “the worst economic crisis of my lifetime” — and Jim is 78 years old.

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  • Blog

    Ben Hunt: Inflation Ahead!

    Why the investing world is about to change
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, October 23, 2020, 9:08 AM


    Ben Hunt — highly respected fund manager, author, and former professor/entrepreneur/venture capitalist — says that to be successful in managing your wealth, there’s only one question that matters:

    Are we entering a deflationary future, or an inflationary one?

    The strategies and appropriate investment targets for each are extremely different, so you’d better answer correctly.

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  • Blog

    The Coming Financial Crisis of 2021

    Economist Steve Keen issues new warning
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, October 16, 2020, 10:21 AM


    With tens of millions of households having lost their income this year, personal savings becoming exhausted, government support programs on their way to drying up, and lots more company layoffs/bankruptcies/closures ahead — economist Steve Keen expects a punishing recession to arrive in full force in 2021.

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  • Blog

    1971: The Year That Changed Everything

    The trajectory of nearly every facet of our way of life shifted massively
    by Adam Taggart

    Friday, September 25, 2020, 9:38 AM


    The year 1971 saw the trajectories of nearly every major trend relative to our way of life shift massively.

    This week’s guest experts, Ben Prentice and Collin, founders of WTFHappenedIn1971.com, explain how virtually all of these changes are a direct or indirect result of the monetary system “breaking” that year with the Nixon Shock and the end of the Bretton Woods System.

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