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Ben Bernanke is doing a press conference this week.  It’s the first time he’s ever done it.  It will be in coordination with the Fed’s two day meeting.  The question is why is he doing a presser?  Make no mistake, nothing is random here.  Could it be that the Fed expects it will need to defend its actions more thoroughly in the future?  This doesn’t seem far-fetched.  If this is indeed the case, I think it means higher inflation and more rhetoric to “ignore” the inflation and defend the inflationary …

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The Stock Market Is Not Going Higher, It Is Going Lower

The problem is that it is too easy to manipulate stock prices simply by printing more of the currency of which it is priced in. We could print trillions every day from here on out and get the stock market to 1,000,000 on the Dow, but would that really be a good thing? Since the printing clouds our judgment of true valuation of the stock market, it is wise to “price” the market in something else. What else? Read on…

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Same story. Dollar down. Stocks, metals, oil are up. Gotta love the Ben Bernanke “wealth effect.” What is the level of gas prices that will wake up the masses to the Fed policies? $6/gallon gas? Yes, this is called INFLATION. We’ve been predicting it for several years now, and this is what it looks like. In fact, to get more specific, we have STAGFLATION with rising prices yet stagnant wages. Yes, that is just a wonderful recipe for prosperity.

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Why Inflation vs Deflation Is Missing The Point

With precious metals surging and mainstream Americans being forced to acknowledge the threat of inflation (after having their heads in the sand for years), the topic of inflation is on the lips of many. For years, the debate has been whether we’re going through inflation or deflation. The question doesn’t tell the whole story, because you need to clarify the currency by which we might be inflating or deflating.
The reality is that we are going through massive deflation when things are priced in sound money. Things are …

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The Most Important Indicator For Gold/Silver Action

As gold prepares to assault the $1500 level and silver passes $40 in the dust, most people who follow the game are asking themselves, what next? Is it too late to get in? How do we know what to do?

Lots of indicators get thrown around. Middle east instability, Europe debt, Japan tsunamis, oil prices, food prices, interest rates, etc.

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Inflation AND Austerity

Most believe that the US must choose a path of austerity or inflation. This WSJ author describes how we’re likely to see a combination of both as the fiscal woes of the country accelerate.

Gold, Inflation, Politics, Quick Hits »

Gold and silver skyrocketed today with the price of silver nearing the $40/oz level. This isn’t surprising if you’ve been following the Fed policies in the recent future. Depending on what happens next with QE, we may have a ways to go. I don’t know about you, but my faith in the politicians to not pursue the “easy” policies of inflation is essentially nonexistent.

Economy, Gold, Headline, Inflation, International »

As The World Burns…

It’s amazing how the world works.  I’ve been saying for years now that massive uncertainty is looming and that we’re in for some interesting world events.  The crazy thing is that it’s nearly impossible to imagine what exactly that will look like.  Nobody anticipated that Egyptian protests would be the possible spark, but indeed it was.
With Egypt toppled, protesters are moving on to other countries.  Libya is close to falling, and now the eyes of the world will turn to places like Saudi Arabia where an effective uprising would really …