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Dear Government: This Is Not Helpful

After the stock market tanked last week, the Trump administration tried to do damage control and talk the economy back up. In his podcast, Peter Schiff said the damage control fell flat. In fact, everything the government is doing claiming to help isn’t helping at all. After what seemed like weeks of optimism, the bottom fell out of the markets on Thursday. The Dow Jones had its worst day since March, plunging over 1800 points. Some of the pessimism stemmed from Federal...

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QE Infinity: Money Supply Grew at Record Rate in April

The money supply growth rate surged to an all-time high in April as the Federal Reserve created cash at an unprecedented rate through quantitative easing and other money-creating monetary policies.According to Ryan McMaken at the Mises Institute, the only time the Fed has come close to this level of money creation was in the 1970s – the era of stagflation. It was expected that money supply growth would surge in recent months. This usually happens in the wake of the early months of a...

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It’s Only Paper, Market Report 27 Apr

The response to the virus has added a new mechanism of capital consumption to the many we have documented over the years. Businesses are shut down, yet they continue to incur expenses. There is a popular misconception out there that this is merely a paper loss. One can almost picture a neutron bomb that somehow wipes out only paper, leaving all the physical assets and plant unscathed. It’s a pleasant fantasy. And it’s quite a popular one—not only amongst all the usual suspects, but even an...

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Alchemy Rediscovered by Research Scientist, Report 1 April

“The Medievals were smarter than most people think,” says Dr. Michael Mus. “I mean, sure, they tortured people for believing that the sun was the center of our solar system, and they burned witches at the stake. But they knew a thing or two about gold.” Picture of Dr. Michael Mus Dr. Mus is working to perfect a method of turning lead and other base metals into gold. He says he is so close, that he will only need one more grant from the King government. Then he says, making the process a...

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The Out Has Not Yet Begun to Fall, Market Report 31 March

So, the stock market has dropped. Every government in the world has responded to the coronavirus with drastic, if not unprecedented, violations of the rights of the people. Not to mention, extremely aggressive monetary policy. And, they are about to unleash massive fiscal stimulus as well (for example, the United States government is about to dole out over $2 trillion worth of loot). The question on everyone’s mind is what will be the consequences? The standard analysis is that governments...

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A “Market” That Needs $1 Trillion in Panic-Money-Printing to Stave Off Implosion Is Not a Market

A “market” that needs $1 trillion in panic-money-printing by the Fed to stave off a karmic-overdue implosion is not a market: a legitimate market enables price discovery. What is price discovery? The decisions and actions of buyers and sellers set the price of everything: assets, goods, services, risk and the price of borrowing money, i.e. interest rates and the availability of credit. The U.S. has not had legitimate market in 12 years. What we call “the market” is a...

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Dollar Supply Creates Dollar Demand, Report 2 June

We have been discussing the impossibility of China nuking the Treasury bond market. We covered a list of challenges China would face. Then last week we showed that there cannot be such a thing as a bond vigilante in an irredeemable currency. Now we want to explore a different path to the same conclusion that China cannot nuke the Treasury bond market. To review something we have said many times, the dollar is borrowed. It is not printed. Every time fresh new dollars are created, there is a...

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Fed Considering Using Quantitative Easing “More Readily”

Once upon a time, quantitative easing was considered an “extreme measure.” But it may become more commonplace. According to a report, central bankers in the US are discussing whether they should turn to that “tool” more often.In other words, the Fed may make the “extreme” the norm.Last Friday, San Francisco Federal Reserve Bank President Mary Daly said they were discussing whether QE bond-buying should be an emergency measure only, or if the central bank should use the tool more...

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More Data For The ‘Data Dependent’ Fed To Ignore

The University of Michigan released its September update for their surveys of consumers. The overall index of consumer “sentiment” was unchanged from August at 89.8, and up just 3% from last September. This “confidence” index peaked in January 2015 at 98.1 and has been sideways to lower ever since. Most of the internals were practically unchanged throughout, leading Chief Economist Richard Curtin to note: …modest gains in the outlook for the national economy have been offset by small...

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The Inequality of Logic Behind The Increasingly Emphasized Magic Numbers

It is a basic element of logic that if A = B and B = C, then A must also equal C. In terms of action, if I do a thing and that thing always leads to a predictable outcome, not seeing that outcome causes one to question whether or not one actually did that thing. In other words, A must not have equaled B. Central bankers all over the world are stumped. Nothing they have done has led to what was expected when one does such things. In very basic terms, we all know, as history has shown, that...

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