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“This Looks Like The Market Peak”

Stocks, houses, commodities, Bitcoin – the price of nearly everything is up double digits vs last years pre-coronavirus highs.  Have the trillions in stimulus ushered in a new bull market in, well, everything? Or have they helped blow the biggest asset price bubble in history? Macro analyst Wolf Richter suspects the latter. And he doesn’t think we have much time left before it bursts. In an interview with our friend Adam Taggart, Wolf concludes we’re seeing a mania that will...

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We’re on the Cusp of Mass Crypto Acceptance

It’s happening. The acceptance of digital currencies as a form of payment expanded greatly this week, foreshadowing the increasingly important role cryptos such as Bitcoin and Ether will play in our lives going forward. Both Visa and PayPal announced they will begin allowing the use of cryptocurrencies to settle transactions. This comes a week after Tesla said it will now accept Bitcoin as a method of payment, and a month after Mastercard signaled it would start supporting cryptos sometime...

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Opportunities Lost: SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap April 2, 2021

Joe Biden unveiled his massive infrastructure spending plan complete with tax increases this week. The president says it will create “opportunities.” But what about the opportunities that will never be realized because Biden and company went on a spending spree with our money? Host Mike Maharrey talks about it in this week’s Friday Gold Wrap podcast, along with the latest precious metals and Fed news.The SchiffGold Friday Gold Wrap podcast combines a succinct summary of the week’s...

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It’s Baseball’s Opening Day! YAHOO!

A Pfennig For Your Thoughts April 1, 2021 * Currencies drift again on Wednesday and overnight * Chuck asks, Has the bottom for Gold been put in?  Good day… And a Tub Thumpin’ Thursday to you! Another beautiful, very warm, day here… The weather people tell me that today will be a day of rain… We haven’t had a drop of rain here since the first weekend of the month… So, even though it’s my last day here for a while, I’ll be OK, with rain… For all that came to visit us this month, you’ve had...

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US Money Supply Growth Set Another Record in February

US money supply growth hit another all-time high in February as the Federal Reserve continues to churn out dollars and inject them into the economy.As measured by the True Money Supply Measure (TMS), the money supply grew by 39.1% year-on-year. That was up slightly from January’s record growth of 38.7%. To put the growth in money supply into some historic perspective, the rate in February 2020 was a mere 7.3%, which was a healthy increase from the under 2% growth we were seeing in...

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Is Basic Economics Wrong? Or Is Something Else Going on With Inflation?

We have been saying that given the extraordinary level of money printing the Fed has done since the beginning of the pandemic, a wave of price inflation is coming down the pike – perhaps even hyperinflation. But many will be quick to remind us that we raised the warning flag about inflation when the Fed launched three rounds of quantitative easing in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis. In fact, Paul Krugman has been doing victory laps again – reminding everybody that the inflation...

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Peter Schiff: The One Promise the Fed Is Going to Keep

Since the beginning of the pandemic, government debt and money printing are off the chart. This is creating inflationary pressure. Prices are on the rise. And this is by design. In fact, the Fed has been promising more inflation for years. As Peter Schiff explains, it looks like this is one promise the Fed is going to keep. The US government blew up the national debt by over $5 trillion in just 18 months. To support all of his borrowing and spending, the Fed turned the printing press up...

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Some Non-Covid Links

My colleague Bryan Caplan is multi-talented: He’s now got a clothing line. On the horizon, Gerald Dwyer sees inflation. Here’s his conclusion: The increases in money held by the public are a new experiment to test a widely verified proposition: substantial increases in the quantity of money held by the public are associated with substantial inflation. Inflation is quite likely to be higher in coming years than it has been in the recent past. Whether the increase is muted – an increase of...

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Peter Schiff: The Box That the Federal Reserve Is In

Jerome Powell and Janet Yellen testified jointly before the US Senate last week. Inflation was a big topic of conversation. The Fed chair continued to insist that the central can fight inflation if necessary, but that it really isn’t a problem we need to worry about right now. In his podcast, Peter Schiff said the truth is inflation is a problem. And when it comes to dealing with that problem, the Fed is in a box. It will never pick a fight that it can’t win.The Federal Reserve balance...

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What If We’re Measuring Inflation All Wrong?

Inflation is top of mind right now for many consumers, businesses and investors. Responding to a recent Bank of America survey, asset managers around the world agreed that inflation is the number one market risk, displacing COVID-19 for the first time since February 2020. Another survey conducted this month found that over three quarters of Americans were either “very” or “somewhat” concerned about inflation. Perhaps not surprisingly, younger Americans who have not yet reached their peak...

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