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Inflation by City, from Hot to Cool, from San Francisco to Chicago

Here’s Where Americans Suffer Hot Inflation, But There Are Cool Spots Too This is something the people in the San Francisco Bay Area have figured out a long time ago: The national inflation numbers don’t quite measure up to local realities. The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported today that the national Consumer Price Index for all urban consumers (CPI-U) rose 2.0% in April compared to April last year, the highest rate since November. The BLS also releases CPIs for the 14 largest...

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Peter Schiff: The Latest Jobs Report Was Anything but Strong

The August jobs report came out last Friday. Mike Maharrey offered a little bit of analysis during the Friday Gold Wrap podcast, saying he was skeptical that the actual employment situation is as great as the mainstream seems to think. Peter Schiff offered a more in-depth breakdown of the employment report in his latest podcast, saying it was “anything but strong.”The headline number was the 201,000 jobs employers added last month. That came in above expectations, and as...

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A Boogeyman Lurking in the Shadows Of The Economy: SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap 06.15.18

The SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap podcast combines a succinct summary of the week’s precious metals news coupled with thoughtful analysis. You can subscribe to the podcast on iTunes.There is a boogeyman lurking in the shadows of the economy – inflation. In this episode of the SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap, host Mike Maharrey talks about how inflation is already impacting the economy and puts it in context of the latest move by the Federal Reserve. He also covers some of the...

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Your Incredibly Shrinking Dollar

Over the last 12 months, the purchasing power of your dollar has dropped at the fastest rate since 2011.According to the latest data released by the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the Consumer Price Index (CPI) jumped by 2.8% year-over-year in May. That follows on the heels of a 2.5% leap year-over-year in April.In other words, prices are going up. That’s not good news for people who buy stuff.Pundits and talking heads call a rising CPI inflation. But as Peter Schiff explained in his...

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Fed’s Underlying Inflation Measure Close to 12-Year High

Inflation is low – so we’re told. But this simply isn’t true.Now, it is true that the consumer price index (CPI) has remained relatively low. But rising prices aren’t in-and-of themselves inflation. In fact, we can have inflation without a corresponding rise in CPI – at least in the short-term. That’s exactly what we’ve had over the last decade. We’ve had rampant inflation, but it hasn’t manifested in broad-based rising prices – yet.As Ron Paul said on the Liberty Report earlier this year,...

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The Depression Of The 1930s Was An Energy Crisis

Authored by Gail Tverberg via Our Finite World blog, Economists, including Ben Bernanke, give all kinds of reasons for the Great Depression of the 1930s. But what if the real reason for the Great Depression was an energy crisis? When I put together a chart of per capita energy consumption since 1820 for a post back in 2012, there was a strange “flat spot” in the period between 1920 and 1940. When we look at the underlying data, we see that coal production was starting to decline in some of...

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FX Weekly Preview: Dollar Squeeze A Growing Concern, But Longer Term Bears Likely To Temper It

Submitted by Shant Movsesian and Rajan Dhall MSTA from fxdailyterminal.com Over the past week, the argument that the tax reform aimed at corporates specifically could prompt a period of USD repatriation - much like an amnesty - has been growing in sentiment, and whether one believes in this, remains an upside risk we shouldn't ignore.  Since the Fed's much anticipated rate hike, we have seen a moderate hit on the USD reversed in full, but put in perspective, the overall ranges traded so far...

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Asset Prices Are ‘Prices’ Too…

Authored by Thorstein Polleit via The Mises Institute, We live in inflationary times. Some people might consider this statement controversial. This is because these days inflation is widely understood as a rise in the consumer price index (CPI) of more than 2 percent per year. However, there are convincing reasons to question this viewpoint. On the one hand, the CPI does not include “assets” such as, for instance, stocks, housing, real estate, etc. As a result, the price developments of...

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Mark Carney Forced To Explain Surge In UK Inflation To Highest In Almost 6 Years

The market expected Mark Carney to avoid it but it was just not meant to be. The BoE Governor will suffer the ignominy of a bizarre tradition of having to write a letter to the Chancellor of the Exchequer explaining why UK inflation is more than 1.0% above the target of 2.0%. The market had expected the UK CPI to rise by a modest 0.2% month-on-month, taking the year-on-year rate up to 3.0%. Instead the month-on-month rate hit 0.3% pushing the annual rate to 3.1%, its highest rate since March...

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Bond Bears Beware As Ag Prices Hit Record Low

Long-end bond yields are lower and the front-end higher once again this morning as the US Treasury yield curve continues to confound by flattening. Bloomberg macro strategist Mark Cudmore suspects there is more to come... for one simple reason, so often overlooked... Via Bloomberg, Cheaper eats are great, but maybe not if you’re one of the many expecting a sustainable bump in bond yields next year. Falling food prices risk wrecking the forecasts -- seen pretty much every December for years...

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