Tag: Inflation

Sarah Palin Doesn’t Understand Economics

| November 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

It’s comical just how many politicians and members of the media have no understanding of economics.  No clue.  This utter lack of economics comprehension couldn’t be more apparent than with my least favorite politician, Sarah Palin. For whatever reason, the media loves Palin.  Every speech she gives is covered by the news, ad nauseum.  Now, […]

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Inflation – Much Ado About Nothing

| October 21, 2010 | 0 Comments

Well I was right… sort of.  Last week I highlighted a key economic indicator – CPI, and why you should watch it closely.  I also predicted the CPI would be positive for the month of September. And CPI was positive… as I predicted… but just barely. September CPI showed a 0.1% increase from August levels.  […]

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Where Big Ben Tells Us To Invest…

| October 18, 2010 | 0 Comments

At just before 4:00 am on Friday morning our local pack of coyotes started howling. I’m certain they caught a rabbit and were enjoying a late dinner (or would that be an early breakfast?). Our three large dogs decided to earn their kibble for the week. In unison all three dogs started barking… loudly. Needless […]

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Is Inflation Around The Corner?

| October 14, 2010 | 0 Comments

I have a quick question for you.  Are you more concerned about inflation or deflation?  Off the top of your head, which do you think is the bigger issue? If you’re having trouble answering that question, you’re not alone. Even the experts can’t figure it out.  There are a lot of moving parts.  And the […]

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How To Protect Your Wealth From Hyperinflation

| September 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

A good friend and I were having a chat over a beer last Friday after work.  We were at a little hole in the wall bar just up the street from where I live.  We snacked on some pretzels and played a few games of darts while we drank. We talked about the usual… How’s […]

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Is Your Gold In The Wrong Hands?

| June 28, 2010 | 0 Comments

For more than three years, I’ve been telling everyone to buy gold.  I wrote an article encouraging everyone to buy gold when it was trading for just $700 an ounce.  Since then, gold prices have jumped significantly! I still think there’s tons of upside in gold… but a strange risk has floated to the surface… […]

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Another Moon Shot For “Texas Tea”?

| April 7, 2010 | 0 Comments

Just last week I was writing about crude oil. I talked about the importance of crude for world economies.  We also talked about peak oil theory and its affect on oil prices. Now obviously, there are other important factors affecting oil prices besides “peak oil” theory.  Current supply/demand figures, along with economic growth rates (GDP), […]

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He Lied Right To My Face!

| February 22, 2010 | 0 Comments

The stock market has always had a seedy underbelly.  Less than desirable characters are always trying to make a quick buck off the uneducated and inexperienced.  Just look at Bernie Madoff or Jeff Skilling of Enron fame.  Both these guys would steal candy from a baby if it could make them money. Some con men […]

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Did You Grab These Gains?

| November 23, 2009 | 0 Comments

Right now I’m thinking more about Thanksgiving than the markets.  I love the Thanksgiving holiday.  My family always hosts a big gathering. Last year my family, extended family, and friends numbered 38 people for the big feast.  This year it’s going to be more of the same. So many people attend we have tables everywhere.  […]

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What’s Killing The US Dollar?

| September 24, 2009 | 0 Comments

The question of the day is simply, “What’s killing the US Dollar?”  I wish the answer was easy, but like most things in life, it’s a bit complicated.  The problem is… there are too many correct answers. It’s like all the Roman Senators stabbing Julius Caesar – “Et tu Brute?” Individually they all caused damage.  […]

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