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Adam Taggart Assesses Global Markets

Adam Taggart and Daniel McAdams return as guests on this week’s program while Cherie Leeden visits for the first time. Adam Taggart is the founder of the YouTube channel, Wealthion which has 151,000 subscribers and provides very valuable insights from very astute guests in the global financial markets such as Lance Roberts, Sven Henrich, ... [Read More]

Financial System on Edge of Collapse

Saying this was a “risk off” week would  be  an  understatement  and we  may have come within a whisker of having the entire global financial system face the undertaker. It may be easy to criticize the Bank of England for ... [Read More]

Is Inflation Turning Hyper?

Bob Moriarty, Michael Oliver and Quinton Hennigh are this week’s guests. Alasdair Macleod’s September 15 weekly essay was titled “Inflation is Turning Hyper.” Of course, that is nonsense to masses of Americans who put their faith in their god, The ... [Read More]

A Brutal Week for Markets

Brutal! That’s the only way to describe this week’s action. Peter Boockvar commented as follows this week: “The rapidity and velocity of the Fed’s interest rate hikes are now entering dangerous territory. I’m ok with their destination, if they even ... [Read More]

An Asian Bretton Woods? Where Does that Leave America?

Alasdair Macleod, Michael Wood and Patrick Highsmith return. The financial war between Russia, with China’s tacit backing on one side, and America and her NATO allies, on the other, has escalated rapidly. It appears that President Putin was ... [Read More]

Imploding credit — the consequences

There is a growing realisation that the world faces a combination of persistent inflation of prices and a recession at the same time. The factors driving both are visibly intensifying. Those of us versed in the cycle of bank credit are aware that it ... [Read More]

Gold in Q3: Attack of the US Dollar!

  By Jeff Clark, Analyst   As Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell made clear last month, the US central bank will be “resolute” in fighting inflation. That ... [Read More]

How the Policy of Price Stability Generates Greater Economic Instability

The Fed claims 2 percent inflation promotes "price stability." However, that policy also causes the boom-and-bust cycle, which is anything but stable. Original Article: "How the Policy of Price Stability Generates Greater Economic Instability" This ... [Read More]

How to Do Economics

[Chapter 3 of Per Bylund's new book How to Think about the Economy: A Primer.] Economics is often faulted for being “ideological”—for promoting free markets. This is a misunderstanding. The free market in economics is a model—an analytical tool. It ... [Read More]

In Latest Recession Signal, Money-Supply Growth Plummeted to a Three-Year Low in August

The money supply is on a long and fast downward trajectory. This points toward recession and is just one more indicator of economic weakness in addition to negative GDP and an inverted yield curve.  Original Article: "In Latest Recession Signal, ... [Read More]

Hazlitt’s Lesson Restated: New Jersey’s Disastrous Ban on Single-Use Plastic

New Jersey became one of the latest states in 2022 to ban single-use bags. In 2014, California became the first state to ban of use plastic bags. Since then, several states have followed including New York, Oregon, and Washington for a total of ten ... [Read More]

An Economic Perspective on Accusing Political Opponents of Racism

Allegedly, Republicans appeal to racism via “dog whistles” or the “Southern Strategy” and the like, but that brings up the question, “Do Republicans have an economic incentive to appeal to racists?” If racism is a “winning” issue, why don’t ... [Read More]

Democratic Hypocrisy in India

By: Yash Dubey I was taught in childhood that Democracy is by the people, for the people, and of the people, maybe it was a goof by my teachers because what I have seen is Democracy has now become Buy the people, for the selective people, and off ... [Read More]

We Blew It: Malinvestment and the Plundering of Productive Assets

Plunder is fun until everything has been plundered. Nothing is infinite except greed and credulity. Unfortunately, neither greed nor credulity can build a sustainable, productive economy. We blew it: rather than investing in a sustainable mix of ... [Read More]

Government Malinvestment Is Endemic and Ceau?escu’s Socialist Romania Excelled in It

Today’s intellectual framework considers government spending to be the solution to any economic and social problem. Be it helicopter money to households and businesses during the pandemic, subsidies for electric cars, or debt forgiveness to students, ... [Read More]

A Return To Safe Havens…  

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts October 4, 2022 * Currencies & metals gain on Monday...  * Oil production cuts have the price of Oil on the rebound...  Good Day… And a Tom Terrific Tuesday to you! Another Chamber of Commerce Day ... [Read More]

Slow Down, Stop. Reverse!

By: Robert Aro Everyone must be wondering: How high will interest rates go? When will the stock market bottom? What does the future hold? Unfortunately, it all depends on the Fed. They can either slow down, stop, or reverse the Quantitative ... [Read More]

Devil’s Advocates are Investors’ Best Friends

If those on the opposite side of the trade are viewed as threats rather than friends, it's time to revise the analysis. Of the many self-generated dangers investors face, few are more dangerous than confirmation bias, the comfort we experience ... [Read More]

Don’t Fight The Fed

October 1, 2022 Reading Time: 5 minutes In 1977, the US Congress officially gave the Federal Reserve a multi-part mandate to maximize employment, maintain prices near an acceptable inflation target of around 2%, and moderate long-term ... [Read More]

Repeal 1913… 

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts October 3, 2022 * Currencies and metals see some love late last week * Who sabotaged the LNG Pipeline?  Good Day… And a Marvelous Monday to you! And Welcome to Rocktober! Well, my beloved Mizzou Tigers got ... [Read More]

Environmental and Political Elites Are Destroying Food Production for “Climate” Goals

In the Carnegie Museum of Natural History in Pittsburgh, a special thematic part was dedicated to anticipating the future on earth in the winter of 2022. The visitors had the opportunity to vote for the topic they find important and want to learn ... [Read More]

Weekly Market Recap: Systemic Instability NOT Inflation Is The Threat The Fed Should Fear

In this week’s recap, Lance Roberts and Adam discuss everything that mattered to markets this week. ... [Read More]

Radley Balko Fired

By: David Gordon Radley Balko,  a defender of liberty best known for his book Rise of the Warrior Cop: The Militarization  of America's  Police Forces, has been fired by the Washington Post. Balko writes: "So after nine years, I'm being let go by ... [Read More]