Guns, ammo and other great ways to fight inflation

2014.03.06 Сast your mind back to the fall of 2008. Lehman Bros. had just failed, and for those in Washington, it was thought all the banks were about to go up in smoke. Of all the radical policies that were enacted in response to the crisis, one of the stealthiest was the Fed’s decision to…

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World political chaos, statistical “smog”, risk that the financial planet explodes… But solutions for the future continue to emerge

2014.01.29 Historians, who usually consider that the 19th century runs from 1815 (Waterloo) to 1914 (the First World War) would certainly define the 20th century by the period 1914-2014, ending with the year in which the old system dies whilst a new one emerges. In this New Year 2014 welcome, then, to the 21st century!…

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Deflation shock coming? Or QE Euphoria?

2014.01.13 Taki Tsaklanos over at GoldSilverWorlds has reprinted a series of charts from Incrementum Lichtenstein that show a reversal in several big trends. Here are a couple of them, followed by some other supporting material. First, US banks have not only failed to return to their pre-2008 pace of lending, but the loan growth rate is now falling back…

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Stocking fillers for Asian investors

2013.12.25 With emerging market risks rising in 2014, analysts are predicting a mixed year for investors. “Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house/Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse/The stockings were hung by the chimney with care/In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there” (The Night Before Christmas). Asian…

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