Tag: hyperinflation

Got Fear?

This week we talk about the Correction, now that we’re in its throes.  What to make of it?  According to Marc Faber, speaking at the CFA conference two weeks ago, the wheels are about to come off the cart. Just what are investors supposed to do with that kind of information? Find out for yourself

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You Won’t Believe What Rates Are Doing!

We have talked about the end of Quantitative Easing and the possible negative effects of the Fed’s actions on interest rates and bond markets. So where are we now?  Incredibly enough….”You Won’t Believe What Rates Are Doing!”  

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The Worm Has Turned

A few days ago, Federal Reserve Chairman Bernanke took what I believe to be the first step in ending Quantitative Easing (the massive money creation / bond buying program dating to the depths of the Financial Crisis).  Chairman Bernanke’s seemingly subtle mention that the Fed will stop easing if the economy continues on its current

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Do You Believe Everything You Think? Part 2

One of the most dangerous set-ups with investing is when you find yourself not questioning your beliefs.  By accepting as fact your current predictions about the future, you leave yourself vulnerable to that which you can’t conceive.  No mind can adequately factor in all outcomes with investing. This week we look at the validity of

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Is Ben Bernanke Smarter Than A Fifth Grader?

The big news this week (well, other than that phone thing) was the Fed’s announcement that they would continue purchasing mortgage-backed securities in an effort to continue stimulating the economy.  QE3 is here.  Markets liked the news, up almost 2% since the announcement. The public reaction, though, has been another story.  If you look at

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Everything You Need to Know About Inflation In Ten Charts

It seems everyone has an opinion on inflation these days.  Some say we currently have high inflation.  Others say we are actually in a state of deflation. Still more say we’re on the verge of Hyperinflation. So who’s right?  None of those folks. The fact is, and as these charts will show, we have a

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Hyperinflation….or High Inflation?

Hyperinflation or high inflation? What is the difference?  Bill Valentine, CIO and founder of Valentine Ventures, shares his insight on the difference between hyperinflation and high inflation. Investors are always concerned about high inflation as an economic risk. Bill says if we were faced with a hyperinflation scenario,  the only way to protect yourself would

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“Outcome X” Would Spawn a Million (Economic) Harold Campings

I so badly want to believe that our country’s only way out of our debt mess is some combination of economic implosion, hyperinflation, dollar debasement, and default.  I really do.  It would serve my purpose and validate many of my views. I’m a fiscal conservative.  I believe our President’s economic policy is profoundly reckless.  I

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The Silver Fetish – A Bubble if There Ever Was One

Silver is showing the classic signs of an asset bubble.  Bill walks you throught the evidence. To view this video on YouTube and comment, click here.

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Wringing of Hands: QE2, Gold, and the Dollar

QE2. What to make of it? On a stand alone basis, I don’t make that much of it. More of the same ineffective policy. Must it lead to a debasement of the dollar and hyperinflation? Nah. That’s just the current undies-in-a-bunch worry that has everyone’s attention. I agree with Alan Blinder’s recent OpEd in the

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